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The AKARI/IRC mid-infrared all-sky survey
Context. AKARI is the first Japanese astronomical satellite dedicated to infrared astronomy. One of the main purposes of AKARI is the all-sky survey performed with six infrared bands between 9  μ mExpand
The infrared astronomical mission AKARI
AKARI, the first Japanese satellite dedicated to infrared astronomy, was launched on 2006 February 21, and started observations in May of the same year. AKARI has a 68.5 cm cooled telescope, togetherExpand
Asteroid Catalog Using AKARI: AKARI/IRC Mid-Infrared Asteroid Survey
We present the results of an unbiased asteroid survey in the mid-infrared wavelength with the Infrared Camera (IRC) onboard the Japanese infrared satellite AKARI. About 20% of the point source eventsExpand
The Far-Infrared Surveyor (FIS) for AKARI
The Far-Infrared Surveyor (FIS) is one of two focal-plane instruments on the AKARI satellite. FIS has four photometric bands at 65, 90, 140, and 160 mu m, and uses two kinds of array detectors. TheExpand
Simulation of space weathering of planet-forming materials: Nanosecond pulse laser irradiation and proton implantation on olivine and pyroxene samples
For the purpose of simulating the surface alteration process called “space weathering”, experiments of pulse laser irradiation, proton implantation, and laser irradiation to proton implanted samplesExpand
Touchdown of the Hayabusa Spacecraft at the Muses Sea on Itokawa
Initial findings about geological features, surface condition, regolith grain size, compositional variation, and constraints on the physical properties of this site are reported by using both scientific and housekeeping data during the descent sequence of the first touchdown. Expand
Albedo Properties of Main Belt Asteroids Based on the All-Sky Survey of the Infrared Astronomical Satellite AKARI
We present an analysis of the albedo properties of main belt asteroids (MBAs) detected by the All-Sky Survey of the infrared astronomical satellite AKARI. The characteristics of 5120 asteroidsExpand
Solar-Radiation Heating Effects on 3200 Phaethon
Apollo-type near-Earth asteroid 3200 Phaethon, having a small perihelion distance of q � 0.14 AU, is classified as F- or B-type, one of subclasses among the C-complex (C-, G-, B-, and F-types)Expand
The geomorphology, color, and thermal properties of Ryugu: Implications for parent-body processes
Spectral observations and a principal components analysis suggest that Ryugu originates from the Eulalia or Polana asteroid family in the inner main belt, possibly via more than one generation of parent bodies. Expand
Optical Properties of (162173) 1999 JU3: In Preparation for the JAXA Hayabusa 2 Sample Return Mission
We investigated the magnitude-phase relation of (162173) 1999 JU3, a target asteroid for the JAXA Hayabusa 2 sample return mission. We initially employed the International Astronomical Union's H-GExpand