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A brief visit from a red and extremely elongated interstellar asteroid
None of the approximately 750,000 known asteroids and comets in the Solar System is thought to have originated outside it, despite models of the formation of planetary systems suggesting that orbitalExpand
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The Deep Ecliptic Survey: A Search for Kuiper Belt Objects and Centaurs. II. Dynamical Classification, the Kuiper Belt Plane, and the Core Population
The Deep Ecliptic Survey (DES)?a search optimized for the discovery of Kuiper belt objects (KBOs) with the Blanco and Mayall 4 m telescopes at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory and KittExpand
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Comet nucleus size distributions from HST and Keck telescopes
Abstract The Wide Field Camera (WFC) on the Hubble Space Telescope and the Low Resolution Imaging Spectrograph (LRIS) on the Keck II telescope have been used to image 21 distant dynamically new,Expand
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Spitzer Spectral Observations of the Deep Impact Ejecta
Spitzer Space Telescope imaging spectrometer observations of comet 9P/Tempel 1 during the Deep Impact encounter returned detailed, highly structured, 5- to 35-micrometer spectra of the ejecta.Expand
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Surface brightness profiles of 10 comets
CCD photometric observations of the comae of 10 comets, obtained at the 4-m and 2.1-m telescopes at KPNO during 1985-1986 using filters centered at 700.5, 650.0, or 546.0 nm, are reported. The dataExpand
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Centaurs and Scattered Disk Objects in the Thermal Infrared: Analysis of WISE/NEOWISE Observations
The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) observed 52 Centaurs and scattered disk objects (SDOs) in the thermal infrared, including 15 new discoveries. We present analyses of these observationsExpand
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2060 Chiron: Colorimetry and cometary behavior
Abstract VRIJHK colorimetry of “asteriod” 2060 Chiron in 1988 resolves a long-standing ambiguity about the fit of the visible spectrum to the infrared spectrum confirming that Chiron's spectrum isExpand
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Thermal properties, sizes, and size distribution of Jupiter-family cometary nuclei
We present results from SEPPCoN, an on-going Survey of the Ensemble Physical Properties of Cometary Nuclei. In this report we discuss mid-infrared measurements of the thermal emission from 89 nucleiExpand
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Cometary grain scattering versus wavelength, or 'What color is comet dust'?
Optical and near-infrared observations of comets are combined in a systematic study of the wavelength dependence of the scattering from cometary grains. The normalized rate of change of theExpand
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Resonance occupation in the Kuiper belt: Case examples of the 5:2 and Trojan resonances
As part of our ongoing Deep Ecliptic Survey (DES) of the Kuiper belt, we report on the occupation of the 1 : 1 (Trojan), 4 : 3, 3 : 2, 7 : 4, 2 : 1, and 5 : 2 Neptunian mean motion resonances (MMRs).Expand
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