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Discovered in October 2010 by the LINEAR survey, P/2010 TO20 LINEARGrauer (P/LG) was initially classified as an inert Jupiter Trojan. Subsequent observations obtained in October 2011 revealed P/LG toExpand
Growth of asteroids, planetary embryos, and Kuiper belt objects by chondrule accretion
It is shown that the main growth of asteroids can result from gas drag–assisted accretion of chondrules, and planetesimal accretion and chondrule accretion play more equal roles in the formation of Moon-sized embryos in the terrestrial planet formation region. Expand
Densities of Solar System Objects from Their Rotational Light Curves
We present models of the shapes of four Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs) and the Jovian Trojan asteroid (624) Hektor as ellipsoidal figures of equilibrium and Roche binaries. Our simulations select thoseExpand
High-Precision Photometry of Extreme KBO 2003 EL61
We present high-precision, time-resolved, visible and near-infrared photometry of the large (diameter ~ 2500 km) Kuiper belt object (136108) 2003 EL61. The new data confirm rapid rotation at period PExpand
TNOs are cool: a survey of the Trans-Neptunian Region — Herschel observations and thermal modeling of large samples of Kuiper Belt Objects
We present results of more than 50 TNOs (classical, Plutinos, SDO, detached) derived from Herschel ("TNOs are Cool"-project) and Spitzer observations: sizes, albedos, densities, dynamic group sampleExpand
“TNOs are Cool”: A survey of the trans-Neptunian region - IX. Thermal properties of Kuiper belt objects and Centaurs from combined Herschel and Spitzer observations
Aims. The goal of this work is to characterize the ensemble thermal properties of the Centaurs/trans-Neptunian population. Methods. Thermal flux measurements obtained with Herschel/PACS andExpand
The bimodal colors of Centaurs and small Kuiper belt objects
Ever since the very first photometric studies of Centaurs and Kuiper belt objects (KBOs) their visible color distribution has been controversial. This controversy has triggered to a prolific debateExpand
Rotation of cometary nuclei: new light curves and an update of the ensemble properties of Jupiter-family comets
We report new lightcurves and phase functions for nine Jupiter-family comets (JFCs). They were observed in the period 2004-2015 with various ground telescopes as part of the Survey of EnsembleExpand
1I/'Oumuamua is tumbling
The discovery of 1I/2017 U1 ('Oumuamua) has provided the first glimpse of a planetesimal born in another planetary system. This interloper exhibits a variable colour, within a range that is broadlyExpand
We re-examine the correlation between the colors and the inclinations of the Classical Kuiper Belt Objects (CKBOs) with an enlarged sample of optical measurements. The correlation is strong ( = 0:7)Expand