Japan Becomes World’s First Country to Have Asteroid Dust!

It may not be exciting to the average Joe, but it has scientists jumping for joy.

Following the Hayabusa probe’s 7 year mission into deep space (and its fair share of difficulties), Japan has become the world’s first country to have unadulterated asteroid dust.

According to scientists, the asteroid dust holds valuable information about the formation of the universe 4.6 billion years ago.

It’s worth noting that Japan’s Hayabusa probe became the first spacecraft to land on something extraterrestrial outside of the Moon and return to Earth safely – a world first.

Congratulations to Japan, especially to JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency). Though it will probably take months, if not years of research, I’ll be looking forward to the day they release their findings.

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About Peter Dyloco
Sophomore at the Queen's School of Business actively completing a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree with a specialisation in finance. Background in corporate finance, product portfolio planning and marketing. Strong interest in pursuing a career within investment banking or the commercial side of the automotive industry, with long term aspirations in Japanese public policy and contributing to the economic revitalisation of Japan. I remain open to new opportunities and to hearing insight from similarly passionate people. Peter Dyloco

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