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Images from the surface of asteroid Ryugu show rocks similar to carbonaceous chondrite meteorites

Jaumann, Ralf and Schmitz, Nicole and Ho, Tra-Mi and Schröder, Stefan and Otto, Katharina A. and Stephan, Katrin and Elgner, Stephan and Krohn, Katrin and Preusker, Frank and Scholten, Frank and Biele, Jens and Ulamec, Stephan and Krause, Christian and Sugita, Seiji and Matz, K-D and Roatsch, Thomas and Parekh, Rutu and Mottola, S and Grott, M. and Michel, P. and Trauthan, Frank and Koncz, Alexander and Michaelis, Harald and Lange, Caroline and Grundmann, Jan Thimo and Maibaum, Michael and Sasaki, Kaname and Wolff, Friederike and Reill, Josef and Moussi-Soffys, Aurelie and Lorda, Laurence and Neumann, Wladimir and Vincent, Jean-Baptiste and Wagner, Roland and Bibring, J-.P. and Kameda, Shingo and Yano, Hajime and Watanabe, S. and Yoshikawa, M. and Tsuda, Y. and Okada, T. and Yoshimitsu, Tetsuo and Mimasu, Yuya and Saiki, T. and Yabuta, H. and Rauer, H and Honda, R. and Morota, T. and Yokota, S. and Kouyama, T. (2019) Images from the surface of asteroid Ryugu show rocks similar to carbonaceous chondrite meteorites. Science (365), pp. 817-820. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). DOI: 10.1126/science.aaw8627 ISSN 0036-8075

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Abstract

The near-Earth asteroid (162173) Ryugu is a 900-m-diameter dark object expected to contain primordial material from the solar nebula. The Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout (MASCOT) landed on In October 2018, the Hayabusa2 spacecraft dropped the Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout (MASCOT) lander onto the surface of the asteroid (162173) Ryugu. Jaumann et al. analyzed images taken by the MASCOT camera during its descent and when resting on the surface. Colored light-emitting diodes were used to illuminate the lander's surroundings at night and produce color images. Ryugu's surface is dominated by two types of rock, but there is no evidence for fine-grained dust. Millimeter-sized inclusions in the rocks are similar to those present in carbonaceous chondrite meteorites. MASCOT operated for 17 hours on the surface before its nonrechargeable batteries ran out.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/131511/
Document Type:Article
Title:Images from the surface of asteroid Ryugu show rocks similar to carbonaceous chondrite meteorites
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Jaumann, Ralfralf.jaumann (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9759-6597
Schmitz, NicoleNicole.Schmitz (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6481-6189
Ho, Tra-MiTra-Mi.Ho (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schröder, StefanStefanus.Schroeder (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0323-8324
Otto, Katharina A.Katharina.Otto (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0675-1177
Stephan, KatrinKatrin.Stephan (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Elgner, StephanStephan.Elgner (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Krohn, Katrinkatrin.krohn (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8518-4985
Preusker, Frankfrank.preusker (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Scholten, FrankFrank.Scholten (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Biele, JensJens.Biele (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7414-829X
Ulamec, StephanStephan.Ulamec (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Krause, ChristianChristian.Krause (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Sugita, SeijiUniversity of Tokyo, Tokyo, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Matz, K-Dklaus-dieter.matz (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Roatsch, ThomasThomas.Roatsch (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Parekh, RutuRutu.Parekh (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Mottola, Sstefano.mottola (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0457-3872
Grott, M.Matthias.Grott (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8613-7096
Michel, P.University of NICE, CNRSUNSPECIFIED
Trauthan, FrankFrank.Trauthan (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Koncz, AlexanderAlexander.Koncz (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Michaelis, HaraldHarald.Michaelis (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Lange, CarolineCaroline.Lange (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1709-3667
Grundmann, Jan ThimoJan.Grundmann (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8809-0981
Maibaum, MichaelDLR-Köln, michael.maibaum (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Sasaki, KanameKaname.Sasaki (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Wolff, FriederikeFriederike.Wolff (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Reill, JosefJosef.Reill (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4092-063X
Moussi-Soffys, AurelieCNES ToulouseUNSPECIFIED
Lorda, LaurenceLaurence.Lorda (at) cnes.frUNSPECIFIED
Neumann, WladimirWladimir.Neumann (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Vincent, Jean-BaptisteJean-Baptiste.Vincent (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Wagner, RolandRoland.Wagner (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Bibring, J-.P.IAS OrsayUNSPECIFIED
Kameda, ShingoRikkyo University, Tokyo 171-8501, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Yano, HajimeISAS/JAXA, japanUNSPECIFIED
Watanabe, S.ISAS, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Yoshikawa, M.JSPEC/JAXA, Yoshinodai, Chuo, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Tsuda, Y.Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Okada, T.JAXA-ISAS, Sagamihara, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Yoshimitsu, Tetsuoisas/jaxa, japanUNSPECIFIED
Mimasu, YuyaJapan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Sagamihara, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Saiki, T.ISAS/JAXA JapanUNSPECIFIED
Yabuta, H.Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8526, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Rauer, Hheike.rauer (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Honda, R.Kochi University, Kochi 780-8520, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Morota, T.Institute of Space & Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, 3-1-1 Yoshinodai, Sagamihara 229-8510, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Yokota, S.Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Sagamihara, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Kouyama, T.National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tokyo 135-0064 JapanUNSPECIFIED
Date:23 August 2019
Journal or Publication Title:Science
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1126/science.aaw8627
Page Range:pp. 817-820
Publisher:American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Series Name:Science
ISSN:0036-8075
Status:Published
Keywords:Hayabusa-2, MASCOT, Asteroids, Ryugu, carbonaceous chondrites, images
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Science and Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):Project MASCOT Science and operation
Location: Berlin-Adlershof , Bremen , Köln-Porz , Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training > User center for space experiments (MUSC)
Institute of Planetary Research > Asteroids and Comets
Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Physics
Institute of Planetary Research > Leitungsbereich PF
Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geology
Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Sensor Systems
Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geodesy
Institute of Space Systems > Systems Engineering and Project Office
Institute of Space Systems > Mechanic and Thermal Systems
Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics (since 2013) > Mechatronic Systems
Deposited By: Schmitz, Nicole
Deposited On:29 Nov 2019 11:17
Last Modified:29 Nov 2019 11:17

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