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The Solar System Beyond Neptune
The aim of this research is to study the objects in the Kuiper Belt, in order to understand the nature of its origin and the evolutionary processes which have affected the Kuiper Belt. ParticularExpand
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Properties of the Trans-Neptunian Belt: Statistics from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Survey
We present the results of a wide-field survey designed to measure the size, inclination, and radial distributions of Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs). The survey found 86 KBOs in 73 deg2 observed toExpand
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Population and Size Distribution of Small Jovian Trojan Asteroids
We present a study of Jovian Trojan objects detected serendipitously during the course of a sky survey conducted at the University of Hawaii 2.2 m telescope. We used a 8192 × 8192 pixelExpand
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Densities of Solar System Objects from Their Rotational Light Curves
We present models of the shapes of four Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs) and the Jovian Trojan asteroid (624) Hektor as ellipsoidal figures of equilibrium and Roche binaries. Our simulations select thoseExpand
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Crystalline water ice on the Kuiper belt object (50000) Quaoar
The Kuiper belt is a disk-like structure consisting of solid bodies orbiting the Sun beyond Neptune. It is the source of the short-period comets and the likely repository of the Solar System's mostExpand
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The Active Centaurs
The Centaurs are recent escapees from the Kuiper Belt that are destined either to meet fiery oblivion in the hot inner regions of the solar system or to be ejected to the interstellar medium byExpand
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Colors and Spectra of Kuiper Belt Objects
We present new measurements of the optical colors of Kuiper belt objects, principally from the Keck 10 m telescope. The measurements confirm the existence of a wide spread in the B-V, V-R, and R-IExpand
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Time-resolved photometry of kuiper belt objects: rotations, shapes and phase functions
We present a systematic investigation of the rotational light curves of trans-Neptunian objects based on extensive optical data from Mauna Kea. Four of 13 objects (corresponding to 31%) in our sampleExpand
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Deuterium in comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp): detection of DCN.
Deuterated hydrogen cyanide (DCN) was detected in a comet, C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp), with the use of the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The inferred deuterium/hydrogen (D/H) ratioExpand
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A Population of Comets in the Main Asteroid Belt
Comets are icy bodies that sublimate and become active when close to the Sun. They are believed to originate in two cold reservoirs beyond the orbit of Neptune: the Kuiper Belt (equilibriumExpand
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