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A team of Japanese and South Korean researchers will start observing the Ryugu asteroid using a special telescope in Hokkaido from next fall, in hopes of gaining an understanding of how asteroids are formed, a team member said Monday.

Japan’s Hayabusa2 probe recently completed a mission to collect samples from the asteroid, which is about 900 meters in diameter and located some 250 million kilometers from Earth. The probe is scheduled to return around the end of 2020.

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