13:42 GMT16 May 2021
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    Earlier, the Hayabusa2 capsule, containing samples from the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu, was located in Australia after a successful landing.

    Sputnik is live from JAXA Sagamihara campus in Tokyo, where Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency is holding a press conference following the successful landing of Hayabusa2..

    The Hayabusa2 probe was launched in 2014, and the samples were taken from the asteroid in 2019. The probe has conducted a one-year journey back to Earth in order to deposit the capsule.

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    press conference, asteroid, Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
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