162173 Ryugu

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162173 Ryugu is a large potentially hazardous asteroid of the Apollo-group, measuring 1 km in diameter. It was discovered in 1999 by the LINEAR project. The Japanese spacecraft, Hayabusa2, studied this asteroid up close between 2018 and 2019, later collected and returned samples to Earth a year later in 2020

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