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Japanese Mission to Explore Asteroid

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Science  23 May 1997:
Vol. 276, Issue 5316, pp. 1187
DOI: 10.1126/science.276.5316.1187b

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TOKYO-- Japan's Institute of Space and Astronautical Science hopes to add to its reputation for collecting big scientific and engineering payoffs from modest budgets with a new mission to collect samples from a small asteroid and bring them back to Earth for study.