TREX team members visit Iceland to Discuss Ryugu Sample Analyses with the Stone Team

Oct 16, 2022

Photos from Ryugu Meeting 2022
Left: sample container holding the Ryugu powder samples. Right: TREX analysis team Camilo Jaramillo-Correa and Deborah Domingue.

TREX team member Deborah Domingue recently traveled to Iceland to participate in the hybrid meeting of the Stone Team, an international group of sample scientists and researchers lead by Tomoki Nakamura from Tohoku University in Sendai, Miyagi Japan. The asteroid (162173) Ryugu was visited by JAXA/ISAS’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft, which touched down on its surface twice collecting samples. These samples were returned to Earth on December 6, 2020, and the large grains from both sample sites have been under investigation by the Stone team. TREX team members Faith Vilas and Amanda Hendrix joined the meeting virtually.