"TNOs are Cool": A survey of the trans-Neptunian region. XI. A Herschel-PACS view of 16 Centaurs

  title={"TNOs are Cool": A survey of the trans-Neptunian region. XI. A Herschel-PACS view of 16 Centaurs},
  author={Ren{\'e} Duffard and Noem{\'i} Pinilla-Alonso and Pablo Santos-Sanz and Esa Vilenius and Jos{\'e} Luis Ortiz and Thomas G. Mueller and Sonia Fornasier and Emmanuel Lellouch and Michael Mommert and Andr{\'a}s P{\'a}l and Cs. P. Kiss and M. Mueller and J. Stansberry and Audrey C. Delsanti and Nuno Peixinho and David E. Trilling},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
Context. Centaurs are the transitional population between trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs) and Jupiter-family comets. Their physical properties provide an insight into TNO properties, but only under restricted conditions since Centaurs are closer to the Sun and Earth. For this reason it is possible to access the smaller ones, which is more difficult to do with the TNO population. Aims. The goal of this work is to characterize a set of 16 Centaurs in terms of their size, albedo, and thermal… 

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