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JAXA space probe "Hayabusa2" successfully drops an explosive device on Apollo asteroid 162173 Ryugu, forming a crater which will be used by to collect underground samples.

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's space agency said an explosive dropped Friday from its Hayabusa2 spacecraft successfully blasted the surface of an asteroid for the first time to form a crater and pave the...

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Japan spacecraft drops explosive on asteroid to make crater