Japanese space probe’s gifts: Asteroid chips like charcoal

https://japantoday-asset.scdn3.secure.raxcdn.com/img/store/49/a2/f3286beeda6f4773aafff404f2f8677766f8/urn:publicid:ap.org:a26b7a6c598a48fab46e00f2d0eba30b.jpghttps://japantoday.com/category/tech/japanese-spacecraft%27s-gifts-asteroid-chips-like-charcoalThey resemble small fragments of charcoal, but the soil samples collected from an asteroid and returned to Earth by a Japanese space probe were hardly disappointing.
The samples…