"TNOs are Cool": A survey of the trans-Neptunian region I. Results from the Herschel science demonstration phase (SDP)

  title={"TNOs are Cool": A survey of the trans-Neptunian region I. Results from the Herschel science demonstration phase (SDP)},
  author={Thomas G. Mueller and Emmanuel Lellouch and J. Stansberry and Cs. P. Kiss and Pablo Santos-Sanz and Esa Vilenius and Silvia Protopapa and Roxana Moreno and M. Mueller and Audrey C. Delsanti and Ren{\'e} Duffard and Sonia Fornasier and O.Groussin and Alan W. Harris and Florence Henry and Jonathan Horner and Pedro Lacerda and Tanya L. Lim and Michael Mommert and Jos{\'e} Luis Ortiz and Miriam Rengel and Audrey Thirouin and D. E. Trilling and Antonella Barucci and Jacques Crovisier and Alain Doressoundiram and Elisabetta Dotto and Pedro J. Guti{\'e}rrez and Olivier R. Hainaut and Paul Hartogh and D. Hestroffer and Mark Richard Kidger and L. M. Lara and Bruce M. Swinyard and Nicolas Thomas},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
The goal of the Herschel Open Time Key programme "TNOs are Cool!" is to derive the physical and thermal properties for a large sample of Centaurs and trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs), including resonant, classical, detached and scattered disk objects. We present results for seven targets either observed in PACS point-source, or in mini scan-map mode. Spitzer-MIPS observations were included for three objects. The sizes of these targets range from 100 km to almost 1000 km, five have low geometric… 

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