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October 10, 2018

Hayabusa 2 touched down on the asteroid Ryugu

The rovers form JAXA(Japanese Aerospace eXploration Agency)’s Hayabusa 2 touched down on asteroid Ryugu early Friday morning on September 21st, at 4:06 UT.   Ryugu is 200 million miles far from Earth,  Hayabusa 2 will bring samples back from Ryugu for analysis.

Touchdown: Hayabusa 2 Deploys Rovers to Explore Ryugu
https://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/touchdown-hayabusa-2-deploys-rovers-explore-ryugu/

The first Hayabusa mission in 2003 brought samples back from the asteroid Itokawa. Samples from Hayabusa 1 have already been analyzed using JASCO Raman NRS-5100.

Mineralogy of four Itokawa particles collected from the first touchdown site
https://lra.le.ac.uk/bitstream/2381/31555/4/1880-5981-66-124.pdf

Four Itokawa particles collected from the first touchdown site were mineralogically investigated by optical microscopy, micro-Raman (μ-Raman) spectrometry, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), electron microprobe analysis (EPMA), X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM).

A micro-Raman and infrared study of several Hayabusa category 3 (organic) particles