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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
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
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
From Kuiper Belt Object to Cometary Nucleus: The Missing Ultrared Matter
We combine new and published data to show that the optical color distributions of cometary nuclei and Kuiper belt objects (KBOs) are significantly different. The nuclei are, as a group, bluer thanExpand
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
Pan-STARRS: A Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Array
The motivation for a 'distributed aperture' approach for the LSST, the current concept for Pan-STARRS -- a pilot project for theLSST proper -- and its performance goals and science reach are described. Expand
Crystalline water ice on the Kuiper belt object (50000) Quaoar
It is concluded that Quaoar has been recently resurfaced, either by impact exposure of previously buried (shielded) ices or by cryovolcanic outgassing, or by a combination of these processes. Expand
The Albedo Distribution of Jovian Trojan Asteroids
We present radiometrically derived V-band geometric albedos and effective radii for 32 Jovian Trojan asteroids, using near-simultaneous mid-infrared and visible observations. We sampled the large endExpand
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
Large Kuiper Belt Objects: The Mauna Kea 8K CCD Survey
We describe a large-area ecliptic survey designed to assess the sky-plane surface density of bright Kuiper Belt objects. We used an 8192 ) 8192 pixel CCD mosaic to image 51.5 deg2 to a 50% detectionExpand