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Hayabusa approaches Earth

Hayabusa approaches Earth

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Corby Waste and Tommy Thompson for NASA / JPL

Hayabusa approaches Earth
Hayabusa approaches Earth; in this artist's view, it has just released its sample capsule. The spacecraft bus will follow the capsule, breaking into pieces and burning up.

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Original image data dated on or about June 13, 2010

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