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Hayabusa Breaks Up
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Hayabusa Breaks Up
Date: 13 Jun 2010

Japan's Hayabusa spacecraft breaks up after re-entering Earth's atmosphere over Australia. The spacecraft's asteroid sample return capsule is the small dot on the lower right. It was recovered safely after touchdown in Australia.

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