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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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High albedos of low inclination Classical Kuiper belt objects
Abstract We present observations of thermal emission from fifteen transneptunian objects (TNOs) made using the Spitzer Space Telescope . Thirteen of the targets are members of the ClassicalExpand
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Orbits and Photometry of Pluto's Satellites: Charon, S/2005 P1, and S/2005 P2
We present new astrometry of Pluto's three satellites from images taken of the Pluto system during 2002-2003 with the High Resolution Camera mode of the Advanced Camera for Surveys instrument on theExpand
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Masses of Nix and Hydra
A four-body orbit solution for the Pluto system yields GM values of 870.3 ± 3.7, 101.4 ± 2.8, 0.039 ± 0.034, and 0.021 ± 0.042 km3 s−2 for Pluto, Charon, Nix, and Hydra, respectively. Assuming aExpand
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Separate Lightcurves of Pluto and Charon
We present new Hubble Space Telescope observations of the Pluto–Charon system taken with WFPC1 (PC6) between 1992 May 21 and 1993 August 18. Our observations consist of 52 images with the F555WExpand
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The Pluto system: Initial results from its exploration by New Horizons
New Horizons' views of Pluto The flyby of Pluto and its moon Charon by the New Horizons spacecraft generated news coverage around the world. Now Stern et al. report the first scientific results fromExpand
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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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Unbiased Inclination Distributions for Objects in the Kuiper Belt
Using data from the Deep Ecliptic Survey (DES), we investigate the inclination distributions of objects in the Kuiper Belt. We present a derivation for observational bias removal and use thisExpand
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Surface compositions across Pluto and Charon
New Horizons unveils the Pluto system In July 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft flew through the Pluto system at high speed, humanity's first close look at this enigmatic system on the outskirts ofExpand
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The orbits and masses of satellites of Pluto
Abstract We present the numerically integrated orbits of Pluto’s satellites. The orbits have been fit to a data set that includes Earth-based and Hubble Space Telescope (HST) astrometry of Charon,Expand
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