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Asteroid Explorer Hayabusa2 Initial Analysis Stone Team reveals the formation and evolution of carbonaceous asteroid Ryugu.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has just completed the first year of the analytical study of samples returned from asteroid Ryugu. These cutting-edge explorations have been undertaken by the six sub-teams of the Initial Analysis Team and two Phase-2 curation teams.

We are pleased to announce that a paper summarizing the research results of the “Stone Analysis Team” from the Hayabusa2 Initial Analysis Team has been published in the US scientific journal “Science” on September 23, 2022.

Title: Formation and evolution of carbonaceous asteroid Ryugu: Direct evidence from returned samples
Journal: Science
DOI: 10.1126/science.abn8671

Please refer to the press release on JAXA website for an outline.

Please see the full press release on Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) website