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An extension of the Bus asteroid taxonomy into the near-infrared
An asteroid taxonomy classification system based on reflectance spectrum characteristics for 371 asteroids measured over the wavelength range 0.45 to 2.45 μm is presented and nearly all of the Bus taxonomy classes are preserved, with one new class (Sv). Expand
The taxonomic distribution of asteroids from multi-filter all-sky photometric surveys
Abstract The distribution of asteroids across the main belt has been studied for decades to understand the current compositional distribution and what that tells us about the formation and evolutionExpand
Solar System evolution from compositional mapping of the asteroid belt
The asteroids in the main asteroid belt have been discovered to be more compositionally diverse with size and distance from the Sun than had previously been known, implying substantial mixing through processes such as planetary migration and the subsequent dynamical processes. Expand
The Compositional Structure of the Asteroid Belt
The past decade has brought major improvements in large-scale asteroid discovery and characterization with over half a million known asteroids and over 100,000 with some measurement of physicalExpand
Earth encounters as the origin of fresh surfaces on near-Earth asteroids
It is reported that asteroids displaying unweathered spectra (so-called ‘Q-types’) have experienced orbital intersections closer than the Earth–Moon distance within the past 5 × 105 years. Expand
Compositional differences between meteorites and near-Earth asteroids
It is reported that most near-Earth asteroids (including the potentially hazardous subset) have spectral properties quantitatively similar to the class of meteorites known as LL chondrites, and the prominent Flora family in the inner part of the asteroid belt shares the same spectral properties, suggesting that it is a dominant source of near- Earth asteroids. Expand
Comets in the near-Earth object population
Abstract Because the lifespan of near-Earth objects (NEOs) is shorter than the age of the Solar System, these objects originate elsewhere. Their most likely sources are the main asteroid belt andExpand
Multiple and fast: the accretion of ordinary chondrite parent bodies
Although petrologic, chemical, and isotopic studies of ordinary chondrites and meteorites in general have largely helped establish a chronology of the earliest events of planetesimal formation andExpand
Interplanetary Dust Particles as Samples of Icy Asteroids
Meteorites have long been considered as reflections of the compositional diversity of main belt asteroids and consequently they have been used to decipher their origin, formation, and evolution.Expand
New insights on ices in Centaur and Transneptunian populations
Abstract A Large Program (LP) has been carried out at ESO–VLT using almost simultaneously the UT1, UT2 and UT4 telescopes (Cerro Paranal, Chile). The aim of this Large Program was to obtainExpand