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Dust measurements in the coma of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko inbound to the Sun
The largest orbiting clumps are meter-sized, confirming the dust/gas ratio of 3 inferred at perihelion from models of dust comae and trails.
Localized sources of water vapour on the dwarf planet (1) Ceres
The detection of water vapour around Ceres is reported, with at least 1026 molecules being produced per second, originating from localized sources that seem to be linked to mid-latitude regions on the surface.
Aqueous alteration on main belt primitive asteroids: Results from visible spectroscopy☆
Visible spectroscopic and photometric survey of Jupiter Trojans: Final results on dynamical families
Visible-Wavelength Spectroscopy of Asteroids
Since first becoming available for astronomical research in the early 1980s, charge-coupleddevice (CCD) spectrographs have had a profound impact on our ability to measure the spectralreflectance…
Properties of rubble-pile asteroid (101955) Bennu from OSIRIS-REx imaging and thermal analysis
Establishing the abundance and physical properties of regolith and boulders on asteroids is crucial for understanding the formation and degradation mechanisms at work on their surfaces. Using images…
Surface composition and temperature of the TNO Orcus
Aims. The aim of this paper is to investigate the surface composition of the Transneptunian Object (TNO) Orcus. Methods. High quality observations have been carried out with the new instrument…
The organic-rich surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as seen by VIRTIS/Rosetta
The VIRTIS instrument on board the Rosetta spacecraft has provided evidence of carbon-bearing compounds on the nucleus of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, and no ice-rich patches are observed, indicating a generally dehydrated nature for the surface currently illuminated by the Sun.
ESO large program on Centaurs and TNOs: visible colors—final results