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LSST: From Science Drivers to Reference Design and Anticipated Data Products
The LSST design is driven by four main science themes: probing dark energy and dark matter, taking an inventory of the solar system, exploring the transient optical sky, and mapping the Milky Way. Expand
LSST Science Book, Version 2.0
A survey that can cover the sky in optical bands over wide fields to faint magnitudes with a fast cadence will enable many of the exciting science opportunities of the next decade. The Large SynopticExpand
DAMIT: a database of asteroid models
Context. Apart from a few targets that were directly imaged by spacecraft, remote sensing techniques are the main source of information about the basic physical properties of asteroids, such as theExpand
The global shape, density and rotation of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from preperihelion Rosetta/OSIRIS observations
The Rosetta spacecraft reached Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (hereafter 67P/C-G) in August 2014 at an heliocentric distance of 3.6 a.u. and was then put in orbit around its nucleus to performExpand
Acceleration of the rotation of asteroid 1862 Apollo by radiation torques
A change in the rotation rate of the asteroid 1862 Apollo is reported, which is fairly large and clearly visible in photometric lightcurves, confirming the prediction that the YORP effect plays a significant part in the dynamical evolution of asteroids. Expand
The Thousand Asteroid Light Curve Survey
Abstract We present the results of our Thousand Asteroid Light Curve Survey (TALCS) conducted with the Canada–France–Hawaii Telescope in September 2006. Our untargeted survey detected 828 Main BeltExpand
The tumbling spin state of (99942) Apophis
Abstract Our photometric observations of Asteroid (99942) Apophis from December 2012 to April 2013 revealed it to be in a state of non-principal axis rotation (tumbling). We constructed its spin andExpand
The Puzzling Mutual Orbit of the Binary Trojan Asteroid (624) Hektor
Asteroids with satellites are natural laboratories to constrain the formation and evolution of our solar system. The binary Trojan asteroid (624) Hektor is the only known Trojan asteroid to possess aExpand
Detection of the YORP effect in asteroid (1620) Geographos
Aims. The rotation state of small asteroids is affected by the Yarkovsky-O’Keefe-Radzievskii-Paddack (YORP) torque. The directly observable consequence of the YORP effect is the secular change of theExpand
Combining asteroid models derived by lightcurve inversion with asteroidal occultation silhouettes
Abstract Asteroid sizes can be directly measured by observing occultations of stars by asteroids. When there are enough observations across the path of the shadow, the asteroid’s projected silhouetteExpand