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Japan's space probe sticks second landing on distant asteroid

Hayabusa2 aims to collect materials in search for clues to solar system's origin

An image of the Hayabusa2 probe on the surface of the asteroid Ryugu. (Image courtesy of JAXA)

TOKYO -- Hayabusa2, Japan's high-tech space exploration probe, successfully landed on the asteroid, Ryugu, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency confirmed on Thursday morning.

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