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Analysis of the world’s first asteroid gas sample that was returned by the Hayabusa2 mission has been published in “Science Advances”.

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 Advances” on October 21, 2022 (JST).

Title: First asteroid gas sample delivered by the Hayabusa2 mission: A treasure box from Ryugu
Journal: Science Advances
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abo7239

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