7. Planetary science

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  1. Frontier letter

    AKATSUKI returns to Venus

    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...

    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…

    Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:75

    Published on: 6 May 2016

  2. Full paper

    Development and in-flight calibration of IR2: 2-μm camera onboard Japan’s Venus orbiter, Akatsuki

    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

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

    Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:74

    Published on: 4 May 2016

  3. 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

  4. Preface

    Special issue “International CAWSES-II Symposium”

    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 ...

    Mamoru Yamamoto, Kazuo Shiokawa, Takuji Nakamura and Nat Gopalswamy

    Earth, Planets and Space 2016 68:26

    Published on: 19 February 2016

  5. Letter

    Mineralogy and petrology of lunar meteorite Northwest Africa 2977 consisting of olivine cumulate gabbro including inverted pigeonite

    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...

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

    Earth, Planets and Space 2015 67:200

    Published on: 12 December 2015

  6. Letter

    X-ray absorption near edge structure spectroscopic study of Hayabusa category 3 carbonaceous particles

    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...

    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

    Earth, Planets and Space 2014 66:156

    Published on: 3 December 2014

  7. Frontier letter

    Mineralogy and defect microstructure of an olivine-dominated Itokawa dust particle: evidence for shock metamorphism, collisional fragmentation, and LL chondrite origin

    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...

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

    Earth, Planets and Space 2014 66:118

    Published on: 17 September 2014

  8. Letter

    H, C, and N isotopic compositions of Hayabusa category 3 organic samples

    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,...

    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

    Earth, Planets and Space 2014 66:91

    Published on: 13 August 2014

  9. Frontier letter

    Mineralogy and crystallography of some Itokawa particles returned by the Hayabusa asteroidal sample return mission

    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 ...

    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…

    Earth, Planets and Space 2014 66:82

    Published on: 1 August 2014

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