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Asteroid Catalog Using AKARI: AKARI/IRC Mid-Infrared Asteroid Survey
We present the results of an unbiased asteroid survey in the mid-infrared wavelength with the Infrared Camera (IRC) onboard the Japanese infrared satellite AKARI. About 20% of the point source eventsExpand
AKARI Near-Infrared Spectroscopic Survey for CO2 in 18 Comets
We conducted a spectroscopic survey of cometary volatiles with the Infrared Camera on board the Japanese infrared satellite AKARI in the wavelength range from 2.5 to 5 μm. In our survey, 18 comets,Expand
Regolith Migration and Sorting on Asteroid Itokawa
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High-resolution images of the surface of asteroid Itokawa from the Hayabusa mission reveal it to be covered with unconsolidated millimeter-sized and larger gravels, indicating that it has experienced considerable vibrations, which have triggered global-scale granular processes in its dry, vacuum, microgravity environment. Expand
Size-frequency statistics of boulders on global surface of asteroid 25143 Itokawa
The surface of asteroid 25143 Itokawa is covered with numerous boulders although gravity is very small compared with that of other asteroids previously observed from spacecraft. Here we report theExpand
HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE INVESTIGATION OF MAIN-BELT COMET 133P/ELST-PIZARRO
We report new observations of the prototype main-belt comet (active asteroid) 133P/Elst-Pizarro taken at high angular resolution using the Hubble Space Telescope. The object has three mainExpand
Characterizing and navigating small bodies with imaging data
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High-resolution topography maps provide a significant improvement in discriminatory power for studies of small bodies, ranging from regolith processes to interior structure, and are now being used to map larger bodies such as the Moon and Mercury. Expand
Cometary dust trail associated with Rosetta mission target: 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko
Abstract A thin, bright dust cloud, which is associated with the Rosetta mission target object (67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko), was observed after the 2002 perihelion passage. The neckline structure orExpand
Albedo Properties of Main Belt Asteroids Based on the All-Sky Survey of the Infrared Astronomical Satellite AKARI
We present an analysis of the albedo properties of main belt asteroids (MBAs) detected by the All-Sky Survey of the infrared astronomical satellite AKARI. The characteristics of 5120 asteroidsExpand
Optical Properties of (162173) 1999 JU3: In Preparation for the JAXA Hayabusa 2 Sample Return Mission
We investigated the magnitude-phase relation of (162173) 1999 JU3, a target asteroid for the JAXA Hayabusa 2 sample return mission. We initially employed the International Astronomical Union's H-GExpand
2007 OUTBURST OF 17P/HOLMES: THE ALBEDO AND THE TEMPERATURE OF THE DUST GRAINS
Based on optical and infrared observations, we study the albedo and the temperature of the dust grains associated with the spectacular 2007 outburst of Jupiter-family comet 17P/Holmes. We found thatExpand
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