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Video - The dust messengers


In the summer of 2021, a few milligrams of dust grains collected on the asteroid Ryugu more than 340 million kilometers from Earth, as part of the Japanese space mission Hayabusa-2, could be analyzed by various international laboratories. Among these laboratories, the SMIS beamline at SOLEIL.

Excitement of the discovery of these precious samples, first analyses… Follow the team of the Orsay “Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale” at the SMIS beamline watching our new video.