Incipient Space Weathering on 162173 Ryugu Recorded by Crystallographic Changes of Pyrrhotite

Harries D. * Langenhorst F. Matsumoto T. Noguchi T. Yurimoto H. Nakamura T. Yabuta H. Naraoka H. Okazaki R. Sakamoto K. Tachibana S. Watanabe S. Tsuda Y.

MetSoc 2022 abstract [#6073] LINK

“Pyrrhotite recovered from the surface of Ryugu suggests early sulfur loss through space exposure well before phyllosilicates are affected and could serve to assess time scales of incipient space weathering.”