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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. 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 ...

    Authors: Alessandro Maturilli, Jörn Helbert, Sabrina Ferrari, Björn Davidsson and Mario D’Amore
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:113
  2. 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...

    Authors: Jaesub Hong and Suzanne Romaine
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:35

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

  3. 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...

    Authors: E. Dobrică and R. C. Ogliore
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:21
  4. 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...

    Authors: Queenie Hoi Shan Chan, Yoshito Chikaraishi, Yoshinori Takano, Nanako O. Ogawa and Naohiko Ohkouchi
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:7
  5. The CI and CI-like chondrites provide a record of aqueous alteration in the early solar system. However, the CI-like chondrites differ in having also experienced a late stage period of thermal metamorphism. In...

    Authors: Ashley J. King, Jake R. Solomon, Paul F. Schofield and Sara S. Russell
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2015 67:198