A paper co-authored by three faculty members of the University of Aizu's Aizu Research Center for Space Informatics (ARC-Space) was published in Science Magazine on Thursday, March 19, 2020.
This paper was written on scientific achievements made by observing the generation of an artificial crater on the surface of the asteroid Ryugu using the Small Carry-on Impactor (SCI).
Faculty members of ARC-Space and UoA students are served on the Hayabusa2 project's Science Team as its members. These three faculty members were also involved in the development and operation of observation devices including SCI as well as observation data analysis.

An artificial impact on the asteroid 162173 Ryugu formed a crater in the gravity-dominated regime

■Lead Author: ARAKAWA Masahiko (Professor of Kobe University)
UoA Co-authors:
HONDA Chikatoshi (Associate Professor)
KITAZATO Kohei (Associate Professor)
HIRATA Naru (Senior Associate Professor)