Japan’s Hayabusa2 Spacecraft Starts Yearlong Journey Home From Asteroid Ryugu

Photo Credit: Handout/ JIJI Press/ JAXA/ AFP Asteroid Ryugu A Japanese spacecraft left a distant asteroid on Wednesday, starting its yearlong journey home after successfully completing its mission to gather soil samples and data that could provide clues to the origins of the solar system, the country’s space agency said. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency…