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Nomenclature in the Outer Solar System
We define a nomenclature for the dynamical classification of objects in the outer solar system, mostly targeted at the Kuiper belt. We classify all 584 reasonable-quality orbits, as of May 2006. Our
The sungrazing comet group. II
Previous work is updated with the inclusion of data on the 15 sungrazing comets that appear to have been detected by the Solwind and SMM coronagraphs during 1979-1989. These objects are almost
The binary Kuiper-belt object 1998 WW31
TLDR
It is reported that the Kuiper-belt object 1998 WW31 is binary with a highly eccentric orbit (eccentricity e ≈ 0.8) and a long period (about 570 days), very different from the Pluto/Charon system, which was hitherto the only previously known binary in theKuiper belt.
Discovery of 12 satellites of Saturn exhibiting orbital clustering
TLDR
The discovery of 12 irregular satellites of Saturn is reported, along with the determinations of their orbits, indicating that most of the irregular moons are collisional remnants of larger satellites that were fragmented after capture, rather than being captured independently.
THE CANADA-FRANCE ECLIPTIC PLANE SURVEY—FULL DATA RELEASE: THE ORBITAL STRUCTURE OF THE KUIPER BELT*
We report the orbital distribution of the trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs) discovered during the Canada–France Ecliptic Plane Survey (CFEPS), whose discovery phase ran from early 2003 until early 2007.
A new dynamical class of object in the outer Solar System
Some three dozen objects have now been discovered beyond the orbit of Neptune and classified as members of the Kuiper belt—a remnant population of icy planetesimals that failed to be incorporated
Solar Wind at 6.8 Solar Radii from UVCS Observation of Comet C/1996Y1
The comet C/1996Y1, a member of the Kreutz family of Sun-grazing comets, was observed with the Ultraviolet Coronagraph Spectrometer (UVCS) aboard the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO)
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