Following the confirmation of the return of the capsule of the spacecraft "Hayabusa 2", the leader of the research team analyzing the contents of the capsule, a researcher at the research institute in Nankoku City, Kochi Prefecture, said, "The best for researchers. It's a treasure chest. I want to get closer to the origin of the solar system, "he said with enthusiasm.
It was confirmed that the capsule of the spacecraft "Hayabusa2" returned to Earth around 2:30 am on the 6th.
The capsule appears to contain sand from the asteroid "Ryugu", and the samples will be distributed to the research team for further analysis.
At JAMSTEC = Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology Kochi Core Research Institute in Nankoku City, Kochi Prefecture, Senior Researcher Motoo Ito, who is the leader of the sample research team, watched the return on the Internet.
Cheers and applause arose as the capsule re-entered the atmosphere and was projected as a fireball, while other members of the team watched online.
And he talked about "I'm really back" and "Let's do our best from now on".
This research team wants to make full use of one of Japan's leading analytical instruments and announce the analysis results by the summer of next year.
Senior Researcher Ito said, "I am deeply impressed that the best treasure chest for researchers is back. I have been preparing for accurate analysis of samples for several years, so I would like to approach the origin of the solar system from various perspectives. I was talking.