NASA aims to grab asteroid time capsule

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May 25, 2011
Agence France-Presse    
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"NASA on Wednesday said it plans to launch the first unmanned US spacecraft to a deep space asteroid in 2016 to collect samples and return them to Earth for further study. Last year, Japan became the first nation to complete such a mission when its Hayabusa probe brought back dust following a seven-year trip to an asteroid 300 million kilometres (186 million miles) from Earth -- about twice as far as the sun." (05/25/11)

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