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  1. In the dense and cold atmosphere of Titan, the presence of C2H4 haze has been confirmed by the observations of spacecraft. In the present study, original cryogenic experimental equipment was developed to simulate...

    Authors: Ryoichi Koga, Shohei Negishi, Biao Zhao, Yuan Li, Fumiyuki Ito, Yasumasa Kasaba and Yasuhiro Hirahara
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2024 76:31
  2. The Zhurong rover of the Tianwen-1 mission successfully landed in the southern part of the Utopian Planitia and the northern region of the dichotomy boundary. Craters within a ~ 134 km2 region surrounding the Zhu...

    Authors: Yu Yang, Yi Wang, Bo Li, Zongcheng Ling, Yang Liu, Shaojie Qu and Shengbo Chen
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2024 76:19
  3. Observation of rotation variations and tides provides constraints on the interior properties of celestial bodies. Both can be precisely measured with a 6DoF (Degrees of Freedom) motion sensor placed on their s...

    Authors: Valerio Filice, Sébastien Le Maistre, Véronique Dehant, Tim Van Hoolst, Felix Bernauer and Raphaël F. Garcia
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2024 76:12
  4. The bulk density of grains from a celestial body is a fundamental property related to its composition and structure, contributing to the understanding of its evolutionary history. In this study, we provide the...

    Authors: Akiko Miyazaki, Toru Yada, Kasumi Yogata, Kentaro Hatakeda, Aiko Nakato, Masahiro Nishimura, Kana Nagashima, Kazuya Kumagai, Yuya Hitomi, Hiromichi Soejima, Rui Tahara, Rei Kanemaru, Arisa Nakano, Miwa Yoshitake, Ayako Iwamae, Shizuho Furuya…
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2023 75:171
  5. Developing a cleanroom and clean chambers (CCs) for Hayabusa2 returned samples has been discussed with the committee for Hayabusa2 sample curation facility since 2015. One major difference from the specificati...

    Authors: Toru Yada, Masanao Abe, Masahiro Nishimura, Hirotaka Sawada, Ryuji Okazaki, Yoshinori Takano, Kanako Sakamoto, Tatsuaki Okada, Aiko Nakato, Miwa Yoshitake, Yuki Nakano, Kasumi Yogata, Akiko Miyazaki, Shizuho Furuya, Ayako S. Iwamae, Shunichi Nakatsubo…
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2023 75:170
  6. The lunar surface and interior are highly reducing, resulting in the virtually absence of ferric ion. However, recent studies suggest the presence of ferric iron in lunar samples, and in most cases they were f...

    Authors: Lixin Gu, Yangting Lin, Yongjin Chen, Yuchen Xu, Xu Tang, Sen Hu, Ho-kwang Mao and Jinhua Li
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2023 75:151
  7. In the tenuous atmospheric bodies of our solar system, space weathering on the celestial surface is an important process for its chemical and physical evolution and ambient environment on timescales of celesti...

    Authors: Tomoki Kimura, Misako Otsuki, Tomohiro Kitano, Ryo Hoshino, Yusuke Nakauchi, Shunsuke Haganuma, Ryu Haganuma, Tetsuo Haganuma, Fuminori Tsuchiya, Toru Tamagawa, Asami Hayato, Jun Kimura, Naoki Terada, Hideyuki Usui, Masaki N. Nishino, Shoichiro Yokota…
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2023 75:150
  8. We introduce a new flexible one-dimensional photochemical model named Photochemical and RadiatiOn Transport model for Extensive USe (PROTEUS), which consists of a Python graphical user interface (GUI) program ...

    Authors: Yuki Nakamura, Naoki Terada, Shungo Koyama, Tatsuya Yoshida, Hiroki Karyu, Kaori Terada, Takeshi Kuroda, Arihiro Kamada, Isao Murata, Shotaro Sakai, Yuhei Suzuki, Mirai Kobayashi and François Leblanc
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2023 75:140
  9. The JAXA Astromaterials Science Research Group developed a web-based database system for the Hayabusa2-returned samples from C-type asteroid Ryugu. The Ryugu Sample Database System database (RS-DBS) is designe...

    Authors: Masahiro Nishimura, Aiko Nakato, Masanao Abe, Kana Nagashima, Hiromichi Soejima, Toru Yada, Kasumi Yogata, Akiko Miyazaki, Kentaro Hatakeda, Miwa Yoshitake, Ayako Iwamae, Cedric Pilorget, Rosario Brunetto, Damien Loizeau, Jean-Pierre Bibring, Lucie Riu…
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2023 75:131
  10. Zodiacal light (ZL) is sunlight scattered by interplanetary dust particles (IDPs) at optical wavelengths. The spatial distribution of IDPs in the Solar System may hold an important key to understanding the evo...

    Authors: Kohji Tsumura, Shuji Matsuura, Kei Sano, Takahiro Iwata, Hajime Yano, Kohei Kitazato, Kohji Takimoto, Manabu Yamada, Tomokatsu Morota, Toru Kouyama, Masahiko Hayakawa, Yasuhiro Yokota, Eri Tatsumi, Moe Matsuoka, Naoya Sakatani, Rie Honda…
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2023 75:121
  11. We created high-resolution shape models of Phobos and Deimos using stereophotoclinometry and united images from Viking Orbiter, Phobos 2, Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Express, and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter int...

    Authors: Carolyn M. Ernst, R. Terik Daly, Robert W. Gaskell, Olivier S. Barnouin, Hari Nair, Benjamin A. Hyatt, Manar M. Al Asad and Kielan K. W. Hoch
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2023 75:103
  12. We performed in-situ analysis on a ~ 1 mm-sized grain A0080 returned by the Hayabusa2 spacecraft from near-Earth asteroid (162173) Ryugu to investigate the relationship of soluble organic matter (SOM) to minerals...

    Authors: Minako Hashiguchi, Dan Aoki, Kazuhiko Fukushima, Hiroshi Naraoka, Yoshinori Takano, Jason P. Dworkin, Karin E. Dworkin, José C. Aponte, Jamie E. Elsila, John M. Eiler, Yoshihiro Furukawa, Aogu Furusho, Daniel P. Glavin, Heather V. Graham, Kenji Hamase, Norbert Hertkorn…
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2023 75:73
  13. Ionospheric structure is characterized by the space–time variation of electron density. However, our understanding of the physical processes that initiate and sustain intermediate-scale structure development d...

    Authors: Charles Rino, Tatsuhiro Yokoyama and Charles Carrano
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2023 75:64
  14. The Hayabusa2 mission provided a unique data set of asteroid Ryugu that covers a wide range of spatial scale from the orbiter remote sensing instruments to the returned samples. The MASCOT lander that was deli...

    Authors: Katharina Otto, Tra-Mi Ho, Stephan Ulamec, Jean-Pierre Bibring, Jens Biele, Matthias Grott, Maximilian Hamm, David Hercik, Ralf Jaumann, Masahiko Sato, Stefan E. Schröder, Satoshi Tanaka, Ulrich Auster, Kohei Kitazato, Jörg Knollenberg, Aurelie Moussi…
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2023 75:51
  15. Surface and subsurface materials of C-type near-Earth asteroid 162173 Ryugu were collected and successfully returned to the Earth in the Hayabusa2 mission. Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) has be...

    Authors: Kentaro Hatakeda, Toru Yada, Masanao Abe, Tatsuaki Okada, Aiko Nakato, Kasumi Yogata, Akiko Miyazaki, Kazuya Kumagai, Masahiro Nishimura, Yuya Hitomi, Hiromichi Soejima, Kana Nagashima, Miwa Yoshitake, Ayako Iwamae, Shizuho Furuya, Tomohiro Usui…
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2023 75:46
  16. Hayabusa2 spacecraft successfully collected rock samples from the surface of C-type near-Earth asteroid 162173 Ryugu through two touchdowns and brought them back to Earth in 2020. At the Extraterrestrial Sampl...

    Authors: Aiko Nakato, Toru Yada, Masahiro Nishimura, Kasumi Yogata, Akiko Miyazaki, Kana Nagashima, Kentaro Hatakeda, Kazuya Kumagai, Yuya Hitomi, Hiromichi Soejima, Jean-Pierre Bibring, Cedric Pilorget, Vincent Hamm, Rosario Brunetto, Lucie Riu, Lionel Lourit…
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2023 75:45
  17. Horizontal diffusion and resolution are important factors to generate and maintain the super-rotation in the general circulation model (GCM) because waves which transport angular momentum are sensitive to them...

    Authors: Norihiko Sugimoto, Yukiko Fujisawa, Nobumasa Komori, Hiroki Kashimura, Masahiro Takagi and Yoshihisa Matsuda
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2023 75:44
  18. After delivering its sample capsule to Earth, the Hayabusa2 spacecraft started its extended mission to perform a flyby of asteroid 2001 CC21 in 2026 and rendezvous with asteroid 1998 KY26 in 2031. During the exte...

    Authors: Manabu Yamada, Toru Kouyama, Koki Yumoto, Eri Tatsumi, Naofumi Takaki, Yasuhiro Yokota, Tomokatsu Morota, Naoya Sakatani, Masahiko Hayakawa, Moe Matsuoka, Rie Honda, Chikatoshi Honda, Shingo Kameda, Hidehiko Suzuki, Yuichiro Cho, Kazuo Yoshioka…
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2023 75:36
  19. Evaluating the molecular distribution of organic compounds in pristine extraterrestrial materials is cornerstone to understanding the abiotic synthesis of organics and allows us to better understand the molecu...

    Authors: José C. Aponte, Jason P. Dworkin, Daniel P. Glavin, Jamie E. Elsila, Eric T. Parker, Hannah L. McLain, Hiroshi Naraoka, Ryuji Okazaki, Yoshinori Takano, Shogo Tachibana, Guannan Dong, Sarah S. Zeichner, John M. Eiler, Hisayoshi Yurimoto, Tomoki Nakamura, Hikaru Yabuta…
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2023 75:28
  20. The mapping of available water–ice is a crucial step in the lunar exploration missions. Ground penetrating radars have the potential to map the subsurface structure and the existence of water–ice in terms of t...

    Authors: M. Kobayashi, H. Miyamoto, B. D. Pál, T. Niihara and T. Takemura
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2023 75:8
  21. The Hayabusa2 spacecraft succeeded in sampling and returning materials from the C-type, near-Earth asteroid (162173) Ryugu. As part of the Hayabusa2 Initial Analyses, chemical and isotopic compositions of vola...

    Authors: Ryuji Okazaki, Shinji Yamanouchi, Kazuhiko Shimada, Atsushi Baba, Fumio Kitajima and Toru Yada
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2022 74:190
  22. The shapes of regolith particles on airless bodies, such as the Moon and asteroids, are important to understand their formation and evolution on surfaces. Limited studies have shown that the three-dimensional ...

    Authors: Akira Tsuchiyama, Takashi Sakurama, Tsukasa Nakano, Kentaro Uesugi, Makiko Ohtake, Takashi Matsushima, Kazuo Terakado and Erik M. Galimov
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2022 74:172
  23. Japanese asteroid explorer Hayabusa2 arrived at C-type asteroid 162,173 Ryugu in June 2018. The laser altimeter (LIDAR) onboard Hayabusa2 measured its own transmitted laser and returned pulse intensities from ...

    Authors: Ryuhei Yamada, Keiko Yamamoto, Shoko Oshigami, Hiroshi Araki, Hiroki Senshu, Hirotomo Noda, Noriyuki Namiki, Koji Matsumoto, Fumi Yoshida, Shinsuke Abe, Naru Hirata, Sho Sasaki and Takahide Mizuno
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2022 74:166

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  24. A fundamental parameter-based quantification scheme for confocal XRF was applied to sub-micron synchrotron radiation X-ray fluorescence (SR-XRF) data obtained at the beamline P06 of the Deutsches Elektronen-Sy...

    Authors: Benjamin Bazi, Pieter Tack, Miles Lindner, Bart Vekemans, Ella De Pauw, Beverley Tkalcec, Frank E. Brenker, Jan Garrevoet, Gerald Falkenberg, Hikaru Yabuta, Hisayoshi Yurimoto, Tomoki Nakamura, Kana Amano, Megumi Matsumoto, Yuri Fujioka, Yuma Enokido…
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2022 74:161
  25. Japanese Hayabusa2 spacecraft has successfully carried out an impact experiment using a small carry-on impactor (SCI) on an asteroid (162173) Ryugu. We examine the size distribution of particles inside and out...

    Authors: K. Ogawa, N. Sakatani, T. Kadono, M. Arakawa, R. Honda, K. Wada, K. Shirai, Y. Shimaki, K. Ishibashi, Y. Yokota, T. Saiki, H. Imamura, Y. Tsuda, S. Nakazawa, Y. Takagi, M. Hayakawa…
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2022 74:153
  26. Millimetre-sized primordial rock fragments originating from asteroid Ryugu were investigated using high energy X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, providing 2D and 3D elemental distribution and quantitative compo...

    Authors: Pieter Tack, Ella De Pauw, Beverley Tkalcec, Miles Lindner, Benjamin Bazi, Bart Vekemans, Frank Brenker, Marco Di Michiel, Masayuki Uesugi, Hisayoshi Yurimoto, Tomoki Nakamura, Kana Amano, Megumi Matsumoto, Yuri Fujioka, Yuma Enokido, Daisuke Nakashima…
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2022 74:146
  27. Experiments on crater formation in the strength regime were conducted using projectiles of various shapes with an aspect ratio of ~ 1, including both solid and hollow interiors. The surface diameter, inner (pi...

    Authors: T. Kadono, M. Arakawa, S. Tsujido, M. Yasui, S. Hasegawa, K. Kurosawa, K. Shirai, C. Okamoto, K. Ogawa, Y. Iijima, Y. Shimaki and K. Wada
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2022 74:132
  28. We conducted impact experiments using targets composed of particles with size distributions and projectiles with a size larger than or comparable with the maximum size of particles in targets. The pattern and ...

    Authors: Toshihiko Kadono, Ayako I. Suzuki, Ryo Suetsugu, Yuri Shimaki and Sunao Hasegawa
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2022 74:128
  29. The Japanese meteorological satellite Himawari-8 has captured the Earth’s atmosphere and stars, planets, and the Moon in its field of view, enabling us to capture their spectroscopy with 16 bands from visible ...

    Authors: Gaku Nishiyama, Noriyuki Namiki, Seiji Sugita and Shinsuke Uno
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2022 74:105
  30. We report ground-based environmental assessments performed during development of the sampler system until the launch of the Hayabusa2 spacecraft. We conducted static monitoring of potential contaminants to ass...

    Authors: Kanako Sakamoto, Yoshinori Takano, Hirotaka Sawada, Ryuji Okazaki, Takaaki Noguchi, Masayuki Uesugi, Hajime Yano, Toru Yada, Masanao Abe and Shogo Tachibana
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2022 74:90
  31. Hayabusa2 returned surface samples from the C-type near-Earth asteroid (162173) Ryugu to Woomera, South Australia, in December 2020. The samples returned from Ryugu are expected to contain not only volatile co...

    Authors: Yayoi N. Miura, Ryuji Okazaki, Yoshinori Takano, Kanako Sakamoto, Shogo Tachibana, Keita Yamada, Saburo Sakai and Hirotaka Sawada
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2022 74:76
  32. The cartography of lineaments across a territory can be optimized using geophysical potential field data. In this study, land gravity and EMAG2 (Earth Magnetic Anomaly Grid) data were simultaneously used to id...

    Authors: Cyrille Armel Cheunteu Fantah, Cyrille Adiang Mezoue, Marcelin Pemi Mouzong, Alain Pierre Tokam Kamga, Robert Nouayou and Severin Nguiya
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2022 74:59
  33. The influence of composition-dependent thermal conductivity and heterogeneous internal heating of primordial dense material on the long-term evolution of primordial reservoirs in the lower mantle of the Earth ...

    Authors: Yang Li, Frédéric Deschamps, Zhidong Shi, Joshua M. Guerrero, Wen-Pin Hsieh, Liang Zhao and Paul J. Tackley
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2022 74:46
  34. Martian moons exploration, MMX, is the new sample return mission planned by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) targeting the two Martian moons with the scheduled launch in 2024 and return to the Ear...

    Authors: Kiyoshi Kuramoto, Yasuhiro Kawakatsu, Masaki Fujimoto, Akito Araya, Maria Antonietta Barucci, Hidenori Genda, Naru Hirata, Hitoshi Ikeda, Takeshi Imamura, Jörn Helbert, Shingo Kameda, Masanori Kobayashi, Hiroki Kusano, David J. Lawrence, Koji Matsumoto, Patrick Michel…
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2022 74:12
  35. The Japanese MMX sample return mission to Phobos by JAXA will carry a rover developed by CNES and DLR that will be deployed on Phobos to perform in situ analysis of the Martian moon’s surface properties. Past ...

    Authors: Patrick Michel, Stephan Ulamec, Ute Böttger, Matthias Grott, Naomi Murdoch, Pierre Vernazza, Cecily Sunday, Yun Zhang, Rudy Valette, Romain Castellani, Jens Biele, Simon Tardivel, Olivier Groussin, Laurent Jorda, Jörg Knollenberg, Jan Thimo Grundmann…
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2022 74:2
  36. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) plans a Phobos sample return mission (MMX: Martian Moons eXploration). In this study, we review the related works on the past climate of Mars, its evolution, and the p...

    Authors: Kazunori Ogohara, Hiromu Nakagawa, Shohei Aoki, Toru Kouyama, Tomohiro Usui, Naoki Terada, Takeshi Imamura, Franck Montmessin, David Brain, Alain Doressoundiram, Thomas Gautier, Takuya Hara, Yuki Harada, Hitoshi Ikeda, Mizuho Koike, François Leblanc…
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2022 74:1
  37. Mineralogy is the key to understanding the origin of Phobos and its position in the evolution of the Solar System. In situ Raman spectroscopy on Phobos is an important tool to achieve the scientific objectives...

    Authors: Yuichiro Cho, Ute Böttger, Fernando Rull, Heinz-Wilhelm Hübers, Tomàs Belenguer, Anko Börner, Maximilian Buder, Yuri Bunduki, Enrico Dietz, Till Hagelschuer, Shingo Kameda, Emanuel Kopp, Matthias Lieder, Guillermo Lopez-Reyes, Andoni Gaizka Moral Inza, Shoki Mori…
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2021 73:232
  38. The science operations of the spacecraft and remote sensing instruments for the Martian Moon eXploration (MMX) mission are discussed by the mission operation working team. In this paper, we describe the Phobos...

    Authors: Tomoki Nakamura, Hitoshi Ikeda, Toru Kouyama, Hiromu Nakagawa, Hiroki Kusano, Hiroki Senshu, Shingo Kameda, Koji Matsumoto, Ferran Gonzalez-Franquesa, Naoya Ozaki, Yosuke Takeo, Nicola Baresi, Yusuke Oki, David J. Lawrence, Nancy L. Chabot, Patrick N. Peplowski…
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2021 73:227
  39. In order to investigate the origin of Phobos and Deimos, the Japanese Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) mission is scheduled for launch in 2024. MMX will make comprehensive remote-sensing measurements of both mo...

    Authors: Koji Matsumoto, Naru Hirata, Hitoshi Ikeda, Toru Kouyama, Hiroki Senshu, Keiko Yamamoto, Hirotomo Noda, Hideaki Miyamoto, Akito Araya, Hiroshi Araki, Shunichi Kamata, Nicola Baresi and Noriyuki Namiki
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2021 73:226
  40. An altimeter is a critical instrument in planetary missions, for both safe operations and science activities. We present required specifications and link budget calculations for light detection and ranging (LI...

    Authors: Hiroki Senshu, Takahide Mizuno, Kazuhiro Umetani, Toru Nakura, Akihiro Konishi, Akihiko Ogawa, Hirokazu Ikeda, Koji Matsumoto, Hirotomo Noda, Yoshiaki Ishihara, Sho Sasaki, Naoki Tateno, Yasuyuki Ikuse, Katsunori Mayuzumi, Teiji Kase and Hisayoshi Kashine
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2021 73:219
  41. The JAXA’s Martian Moons Exploration (MMX) mission is planned to reveal the origin of Phobos and Deimos. It will remotely observe both moons and return a sample from Phobos. The nominal instruments include the...

    Authors: Shingo Kameda, Masanobu Ozaki, Keigo Enya, Ryota Fuse, Toru Kouyama, Naoya Sakatani, Hidehiko Suzuki, Naoya Osada, Hiroki Kato, Hideaki Miyamoto, Atsushi Yamazaki, Tomoki Nakamura, Takaya Okamoto, Takahiro Ishimaru, Peng Hong, Ko Ishibashi…
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2021 73:218
  42. The MEGANE instrument onboard the MMX mission will acquire gamma-ray and neutron spectroscopy data of Phobos to determine the elemental composition of the martian moon and provide key constraints on its origin...

    Authors: Nancy L. Chabot, Patrick N. Peplowski, Carolyn M. Ernst, Hari Nair, Michael Lucks, R. Josh Steele and David J. Lawrence
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2021 73:217
  43. The mass spectrum analyzer (MSA) will perform in situ observations of ions and magnetic fields around Phobos as part of the Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) mission to investigate the origin of the Martian moon...

    Authors: Shoichiro Yokota, Naoki Terada, Ayako Matsuoka, Naofumi Murata, Yoshifumi Saito, Dominique Delcourt, Yoshifumi Futaana, Kanako Seki, Micah J. Schaible, Kazushi Asamura, Satoshi Kasahara, Hiromu Nakagawa, Masaki N. Nishino, Reiko Nomura, Kunihiro Keika, Yuki Harada…
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2021 73:216
  44. The Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) mission will study the Martian moons Phobos and Deimos, Mars, and their environments. The mission scenario includes both landing on the surface of Phobos to collect samples ...

    Authors: Hideaki Miyamoto, Takafumi Niihara, Koji Wada, Kazunori Ogawa, Hiroki Senshu, Patrick Michel, Hiroshi Kikuchi, Ryodo Hemmi, Tomoki Nakamura, Akiko M. Nakamura, Naoyuki Hirata, Sho Sasaki, Erik Asphaug, Daniel T. Britt, Paul A. Abell, Ronald-Louis Ballouz…
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2021 73:214

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