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The dark Macromolecular organic matter of asteroid Ryugu: research from the Hayabusa2 Organic Macromolecule Team 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 Organic Macromolecule Team was published in the US journal, Science, on February 24, 2023 (JST).

Paper title:Macromolecular organic matter in samples of the asteroid (162173) Ryugu

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