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  1. Content type: Full paper

    A single aperture and hollow retroreflector [corner-cube mirror (CCM)] that in principle has no internal optical path difference is a key instrument for achieving lunar laser ranging one order or more accurate...

    Authors: Hiroshi Araki, Shingo Kashima, Hirotomo Noda, Hiroo Kunimori, Kouta Chiba, Hitomi Mashiko, Hiromasa Kato, Toshimichi Otsubo, Yoshiaki Matsumoto, Seiitsu Tsuruta, Kazuyoshi Asari, Hideo Hanada, Susumu Yasuda, Shin Utsunomiya and Hideo Takino

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:101

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  2. Content type: Frontier letter

    AKATSUKI is the Japanese Venus Climate Orbiter that was designed to investigate the climate system of Venus. The orbiter was launched on May 21, 2010, and it reached Venus on December 7, 2010. Thrust was appl...

    Authors: Masato Nakamura, Takeshi Imamura, Nobuaki Ishii, Takumi Abe, Yasuhiro Kawakatsu, Chikako Hirose, Takehiko Satoh, Makoto Suzuki, Munetaka Ueno, Atsushi Yamazaki, Naomoto Iwagami, Shigeto Watanabe, Makoto Taguchi, Tetsuya Fukuhara, Yukihiro Takahashi, Manabu Yamada…

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:75

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    IR2, a near-infrared camera in the 2-μm region onboard Akatsuki has been developed to primarily study the middle-to-lower atmospheric dynamics of Venus as probed in the 1.74- and 2.3-μm “windows” of the

    Authors: Takehiko Satoh, Masato Nakamura, Munetaka Ueno, Kazunori Uemizu, Makoto Suzuki, Takeshi Imamura, Yasumasa Kasaba, Seiji Yoshida and Masafumi Kimata

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:74

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    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

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

  5. Content type: Preface

    This special issue gathered papers from the International CAWSES-II Symposium (November 18–22, 2013 at Nagoya University, Japan). Climate and Weather of the Sun-Earth System II (CAWSES-II) is an international ...

    Authors: Mamoru Yamamoto, Kazuo Shiokawa, Takuji Nakamura and Nat Gopalswamy

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:26

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  6. Content type: Letter

    Lunar meteorite Northwest Africa (NWA) 2977 is identified as an olivine cumulate gabbro (OC), consisting of coarse cumulate olivine crystals up to 1 mm with low-Ca and high-Ca pyroxenes, plagioclase, and inter...

    Authors: Hiroshi Nagaoka, Yuzuru Karouji, Hiroshi Takeda, Timothy J. Fagan, Mitsuru Ebihara and Nobuyuki Hasebe

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2015 67:200

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  7. Content type: Letter

    We report the results of detailed mineralogical investigations by analytical scanning and transmission electron microscopy of particle RA-QD02-0115 recovered from the surface of asteroid 25143 Itokawa. We divi...

    Authors: Dennis Harries and Falko Langenhorst

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 66:163

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  8. Content type: Letter

    Analyses with a scanning transmission x-ray microscope (STXM) using x-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES) spectroscopy were applied for the molecular characterization of two kinds of carbonaceous partic...

    Authors: Hikaru Yabuta, Masayuki Uesugi, Hiroshi Naraoka, Motoo Ito, A L David Kilcoyne, Scott A Sandford, Fumio Kitajima, Hajime Mita, Yoshinori Takano, Toru Yada, Yuzuru Karouji, Yukihiro Ishibashi, Tatsuaki Okada and Masanao Abe

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 66:156

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  9. Content type: Frontier letter

    We report here detailed analytical scanning and transmission electron microscopic investigations on an olivine-dominated dust particle (RB-QD04-0042) from the surface of asteroid 25143 Itokawa. The dust partic...

    Authors: Falko Langenhorst, Dennis Harries, Kilian Pollok and Peter A van Aken

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 66:118

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  10. Content type: Frontier letter

    Here we report microchemical and microstructural features indicative of space weathering in a particle returned from the surface of asteroid Itokawa by the Hayabusa mission. Space weathering features include p...

    Authors: Michelle S Thompson, Roy Christoffersen, Thomas J Zega and Lindsay P Keller

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 66:89

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  11. Content type: Letter

    Since isotopic ratios of H, C, and N are sensitive indicators for determining extraterrestrial organics, we have measured these isotopes of Hayabusa category 3 organic samples of RB-QD04-0047-02, RA-QD02-0120,...

    Authors: Motoo Ito, Masayuki Uesugi, Hiroshi Naraoka, Hikaru Yabuta, Fumio Kitajima, Hajime Mita, Yoshinori Takano, Yuzuru Karouji, Toru Yada, Yukihiro Ishibashi, Tatsuaki Okada and Masanao Abe

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 66:91

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  12. Content type: Frontier letter

    We studied seven Itokawa particles provided by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) as first International Announcement of Opportunity (AO) study mainly using electron and synchrotron radiation X-ray ...

    Authors: Takashi Mikouchi, Mutsumi Komatsu, Kenji Hagiya, Kazumasa Ohsumi, Michael E Zolensky, Viktor Hoffmann, James Martinez, Rupert Hochleitner, Melanie Kaliwoda, Yasuko Terada, Naoto Yagi, Masaki Takata, Wataru Satake, Yuya Aoyagi, Atsushi Takenouchi, Yuzuru Karouji…

    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2014 66:82

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