“TNOs are Cool”: A survey of the trans-Neptunian region

@article{Vilenius2012TNOsAC,
  title={“TNOs are Cool”: A survey of the trans-Neptunian region},
  author={Esa Vilenius and Cs. P. Kiss and Michael Mommert and Thomas Muller and Pablo Santos-Sanz and Andr{\'a}s P{\'a}l and J. Stansberry and M. Mueller and Nuno Peixinho and Sonia Fornasier and Emmanuel Lellouch and Audrey C. Delsanti and Audrey Thirouin and Jos{\'e} Luis Ortiz and Ren{\'e} Duffard and Davide Perna and N. Szalai and Silvia Protopapa and Florence Henry and Daniel Hestroffer and Miriam Rengel and Elisabetta Dotto and Paul Hartogh},
  journal={Astronomy \& Astrophysics},
  year={2012}
}
Context. A group of trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs) are dynamically related to the dwarf planet 136108 Haumea. Ten of them show strong indications of water ice on their surfaces, are assumed to have resulted from a collision, and are accepted as the only known TNO collisional family. Nineteen other dynamically similar objects lack water ice absorptions and are hypothesized to be dynamical interlopers. Aims. We have made observations to determine sizes and geometric albedos of six of the accepted… 
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