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Volatile analysis of the Hayausa2 asteroid Ryugu sample revealing volatile sources and recent surface evolution has been published in “Science”.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is conducting the first analysis of the sample returned from asteroid Ryugu by the Hayabusa2 mission with the Hayabusa2 Initial Analysis Team, comprising of six sub-teams and two Phase-2 curation institutes. Results from the Initial Analysis Team’s “Volatile Component Analysis Team” have been published in the US Journal “Science” on October 21, 2022 (JST).

Title: Noble gases and nitrogen in samples of asteroid Ryugu record its volatile sources and recent surface evolution
Journal: Science
DOI: 10.1126/science.abo0431

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