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Science of solar system materials examined from Hayabusa and future missions (II)

Edited by: Tatsuaki Okada, Richard P. Binzel, Harold C. Connolly Jr., Toru Yada, Keiji Ohtsuki

This special issue originates from the international symposium “Hayabusa 2014: Symposium of solar system materials,” which was held in Dec. 2014 at the Sagamihara Campus of JAXA, Japan. The main topics of this special issue, as well as those of the symposium, are results from Hayabusa’s sample analysis; new insights from solar system material analysis; spectroscopy and planetary surface processes; prospects of theoretical, observational and experimental studies of solar system evolution; technique and methodology of sample analysis; prospects of future sample return missions; and other related studies.

Publication started: 9 December 2015
Publication finished: 9 March 2017

  1. Letter

    Characterization of asteroid analogues by means of emission and reflectance spectroscopy in the 1- to 100-µm spectral range

    The last decades have seen a large number of missions targeting small bodies in the solar system. NASA, ESA and JAXA sent missions to different solar system small bodies (SSSB), and the Japan mission Hayabusa ...

    Alessandro Maturilli, Jörn Helbert, Sabrina Ferrari, Björn Davidsson and Mario D’Amore

    Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:113

    Published on: 11 July 2016

  2. Full paper

    Miniature lightweight X-ray optics (MiXO) for surface elemental composition mapping of asteroids and comets

    The compositions of diverse planetary bodies are of fundamental interest to planetary science, providing clues to the formation and evolutionary history of the target bodies and the solar system as a whole. Ut...

    Jaesub Hong and Suzanne Romaine

    Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:35

    Published on: 29 February 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:122

  3. Full paper

    Adhering grains and surface features on two Itokawa particles

    We investigated the surface texture and chemical compositions of two ~40-μm particles returned from the surface regolith of asteroid Itokawa (RB-DQ04-0062 and RB-DQ04-0091) by the Japan Aerospace Exploration A...

    E. Dobrică and R. C. Ogliore

    Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:21

    Published on: 13 February 2016

  4. Letter

    Amino acid compositions in heated carbonaceous chondrites and their compound-specific nitrogen isotopic ratios

    A novel method has been developed for compound-specific nitrogen isotope compositions with an achiral column which was previously shown to offer high precision for nitrogen isotopic analysis. We applied the me...

    Queenie Hoi Shan Chan, Yoshito Chikaraishi, Yoshinori Takano, Nanako O. Ogawa and Naohiko Ohkouchi

    Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:7

    Published on: 21 January 2016