Papers released from the Initial Analysis and Phase-2 Curation!
The comprehensive research results from the sample collections to the returning mission from the asteroid Ryugu have been published in Science in February 2022. Today, the initial analysis teams of Hayabusa2 project have published the chemical analysis results in Science as a first report from the series of upcoming reports.
The Phase-2 curation team (Okayama University) has also published another chemical analysis results in Proceedings of the Japan Academy.
- JAXA press release:
- Asteroid Explorer Hayabusa2 Initial Analysis Chemical Analysis Team reveals aqueous alteration and primitive composition of asteroid Ryugu: June 10, 2022 (JST)
- Ryugu may have originated from a comet nucleus that contained amino acids needed for life on Earth: June 13, 2022 (JST)
- Pebbles and sand on asteroid (162173) Ryugu: In situ observation and particles returned to Earth, S. Tachibana et al., 2022
- Samples returned from the asteroid Ryugu are similar to Ivuna-type carbonaceous meteorites, T. Yokoyama et al., 2022
- On the origin and evolution of the asteroid Ryugu: A comprehensive geochemical perspective, E. Nakamura et al., 2022