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FILE - In this June 14, 2010 file photo released by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), a technician examines a sampler capsule that was detached from JAXA's Hayabusa probe, the first spacecraft to complete a seven-year, 4-billion mile (6-billion kilometer) round-trip journey to an asteroid, in a desert in the Woomera Prohibited Area, southern Australia. The Hayabusa's capsule that returned to Earth in June successfully captured dust from the asteroid for the first time in history, scientists said Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, File)
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FILE - In this June 14, 2010 file photo released by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), a technician examines a sampler capsule that was detached from JAXA's Hayabusa probe, the first spacecraft to complete a seven-year, 4-billion mile (6-billion kilometer) round-trip journey to an asteroid, in a desert in the Woomera Prohibited Area, southern Australia. The Hayabusa's capsule that returned to Earth in June successfully captured dust from the asteroid for the first time in history, scientists said Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, File)

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