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Water ice and organics on the surface of the asteroid 24 Themis
Infrared spectra of the asteroid 24 Themis show that ice and organic compounds are not only present on its surface but also prevalent, and their identification agrees with independent results that rule out other compounds as possible sources of the observed spectral structure.
The Zwicky Transient Facility: System Overview, Performance, and First Results
The Zwicky Transient Facility is a new optical time-domain survey that uses the Palomar 48 inch Schmidt telescope, and the ZTF data system at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center provides near-real-time reduction to identify moving and varying objects.
Asteroid 65 Cybele: Detection Of Small Silicate Grains, Water-Ice And Organics
Context. (65) Cybele is the most representative member of a population of primitive asteroids in the outer edge of the main belt, the Cybele asteroids. Recent dynamical models suggest that a
The Zwicky Transient Facility: Science Objectives
The Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF), a public–private enterprise, is a new time-domain survey employing a dedicated camera on the Palomar 48-inch Schmidt telescope with a 47 deg^2 field of view and