Particles Found in Hayabusa Capsule
6 Jul 2010
(Source: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)
Minute particles were confirmed in the sample container of HAYABUSA, whose unpacking operation was started on June 24 (JST) at the Curation Center at the Sagamihara Campus.
We are still unsure if those particles are something from asteroid ITOKAWA or from the Earth, thus we will further examine them.