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Collisional history of asteroids: Evidence from Vesta and the Hirayama families
Abstract Collisional evolution studies of asteroids indicate that the initial asteroid population at the time mean collisional velocities were pumped up to ∼5 km/sec was only modestly larger than itExpand
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Collisional Evolution of Edgeworth–Kuiper Belt Objects
The Edgeworth–Kuiper Belt contains a population of objects ≈103times that of the main asteroid belt, spread over a volume ≈103larger and with relative speeds ≈10 times lower. As for the asteroids,Expand
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Collision rates and impact velocities in the Main Asteroid Belt
Abstract We have computed, using G.W. Wetherill's (1967, J. Geophys. Res. 72, 2429–2444) algorithm, mutual collision probabilities and impact velocities for a set of 682 asteroids of diameter > 50Expand
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Wavy size distributions for collisional systems with a small-size cutoff
Abstract Dohnanyi's [ J. geophys. Res . 74 , 2531–2554, 1969; in Physical Studies of Minor Planets (edited by T. Gehrels), pp. 263–295. NASA-SP 267, 1971] theory predicts that a collisional systemExpand
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Collisional Evolution of Asteroid Families
Abstract Most asteroid dynamical families are thought to be the outcomes of collisional disruption of parent asteroids destroyed by high-velocity impacts with other astroids. However, subsequentExpand
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Bulk density of asteroid 243 Ida from the orbit of its satellite Dactyl
DURING its reconnaissance of the asteroid 243 Ida, the Galileo spacecraft returned images of a second object, 1993(243)1 Dactyl1— the first confirmed satellite of an asteroid. Sufficient data wereExpand
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Formation and Collisional Evolution of Kuiper Belt Objects
This chapter summarizes analytic theory and numerical calculations for the formation and collisional evolution of KBOs at 20--150 AU. We describe the main predictions of a baseline self-stirringExpand
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Experiments and scaling laws for catastrophic collisions
The existing data on shattering impacts are reviewed using natural silicate, ice, and cement-mortar targets. A comprehensive data base containing the most important parameters describing theseExpand
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Asteroid collisional history - Effects on sizes and spins
The effects of asteroid collisional history on sizes and spins of present-day objects are discussed. Collisional evolution studies indicate that collisions have altered the spin-rates of smallExpand
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Collisional evolution of small body populations
Asteroid collisional evolution studies are aimed at understanding how collisions have shaped observed features of the asteroid population in order to further our understanding of the formation andExpand
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