A paper regarding the Ryugu sample released from the Stone Analysis Team.
Stone Analysis Team (led by Dr. Nakamura of Tohoku Univ), a sub-team of the Hayabusa2 Initial Analysis team has been published their research results for "Science."
The research paper mentions the liquid water trapped in a crystal within the Ryugu sample was discovered.
- JAXA press release:
- Asteroid Explorer Hayabusa2 Initial Analysis Stone Team reveals the formation and evolution of carbonaceous asteroid Ryugu., Sep 23, 2022 (09:30 JST)