A dehydrated space-weathered skin cloaking the hydrated interior of Ryugu: research from the Hayabusa2 initial analysis team published in “Nature Astronomy”.
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 “Sandy Materials Analysis Team” have been published in the UK Journal “Nature Astronomy” on December 20, 2022 (JST).
Paper title：A dehydrated space-weathered skin cloaking the hydrated interior of Ryugu
Please refer to the press release on JAXA website for an outline.