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THE ABSOLUTE MAGNITUDE DISTRIBUTION OF KUIPER BELT OBJECTS
Here we measure the absolute magnitude distributions (H-distribution) of the dynamically excited and quiescent (hot and cold) Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs), and test if they share the same
THE SIZE DISTRIBUTION OF KUIPER BELT OBJECTS FOR D ≳ 10 km
We have performed a survey of the Kuiper belt covering ~1/3 deg2 of the sky using Suprime-cam on the Subaru telescope, to a limiting magnitude of m 50(R) ~ 26.8 and have found 36 new Kuiper belt
Retention of a Primordial Cold Classical Kuiper Belt in an Instability-Driven Model of Solar System Formation
The cold classical population of the Kuiper Belt exhibits a wide variety of unique physical characteristics, which collectively suggest that its dynamical coherence has been maintained throughout the
The size,density,and form ation ofthe O rcus-Vanth system in the K uiper belt
A B STR A C T TheKuiperbeltobjectOrcusand itssatelliteVanth form an unusualsystem in theKuiperbelt.W hilem ostlargeKuiperbeltobjectshavesm allsatellitesin circularorbits(Brown 2008)and sm
QUAOAR: A ROCK IN THE KUIPER BELT
Here we report Wide-Field Planetary Camera 2 observations of the Quaoar-Weywot Kuiper Belt binary. From these observations, we find that Weywot is on an elliptical orbit with an eccentricity of 0.14
The Collisional Divot in the Kuiper Belt Size Distribution
This paper presents the results of collisional evolution calculations for the Kuiper Belt starting from an initial size distribution similar to that produced by accretion simulations of that region—a
Spectroscopy and thermal modelling of the first interstellar object 1I/2017 U1 ‘Oumuamua
During the formation and evolution of the Solar System, significant numbers of cometary and asteroidal bodies were ejected into interstellar space1,2. It is reasonable to expect that the same
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