“TNOs are Cool”: A survey of the trans-Neptunian region - X. Analysis of classical Kuiper belt objects from Herschel and Spitzer observations

  title={“TNOs are Cool”: A survey of the trans-Neptunian region - X. Analysis of classical Kuiper belt objects from Herschel and Spitzer observations},
  author={Esa Vilenius and Cs. Kiss and Thomas G. Muller and Michael Mommert and Pablo Santos-Sanz and Andr'as P'al and J. Stansberry and M. Mueller and Nuno Peixinho and E. Lellouch and Sonia Fornasier and Audrey C. Delsanti and Audrey Thirouin and Jos'e Luis Ortiz and Ren{\'e} Duffard and D. Perna and France Institut fur Physik and H Germany and Konkoly Observatory and Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences and Hungary. and Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. and Institute of planetary Research and Northern Arizona University and Department of Engineering Physics and Astronomy and Usa and Inst. de Astrof'isica de Andaluc'ia and Spain. and Lesia Paris and Cnrs and Upmc Univ. and France. and Stewart Observatory and The University of Arizona and Sron Netherlands Institute for Space Research and Netherlands and UNS-CNRS-Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur and Geophysical and Astronomical Observatory of the University of Coimbra and Portugal and Unidad de Astronom'ia and Facultad de Ciencias B'asicas and Universidad de Antofagasta and Chile. and Univ. Paris Diderot and Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille and Universit́e de Provence},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
Context. The Kuiper belt is formed of planetesimals which failed to grow to planets and its dynamical structure has been affected by Neptune. The classical Kuiper belt contains objects both from a low-inclination, presumably primordial, distribution and from a high-inclination dynamically excited population. Aims. Based on a sample of classical trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs) with observations at thermal wavelengths we determine radiometric sizes, geometric albedos and thermal beaming factors… Expand
“TNOs are Cool”: A survey of the trans-Neptunian region - XII. Thermal light curves of Haumea, 2003 VS2 and 2003 AZ84 with Herschel/PACS
Context. Time series observations of the dwarf planet Haumea and the Plutinos 2003 VS 2 and 2003 AZ 84 with Herschel /PACS are presented in this work. Thermal emission of these trans-NeptunianExpand
“TNOs are Cool”: A survey of the trans-Neptunian region - XIII. Statistical analysis of multiple trans-Neptunian objects observed with Herschel Space Observatory
Context. Gravitationally bound multiple systems provide an opportunity to estimate the mean bulk density of the objects, whereas this characteristic is not available for single objects. Being aExpand
"TNOs are Cool": A survey of the trans-Neptunian region. XIV. Size/albedo characterization of the Haumea family observed with Herschel and Spitzer
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 haveExpand
Results from a triple chord stellar occultation and far-infrared photometry of the trans-Neptunian object (229762) 2007 UK126
Context. A stellar occultation by a trans-Neptunian object (TNO) provides an opportunity to probe the size and shape of these distant solar system bodies. In the past seven years, severalExpand
Properties of the irregular satellite system around Uranus inferred from K2, Herschel and Spitzer observations
In this paper we present visible range light curves of the irregular Uranian satellites Sycorax, Caliban, Prospero, Ferdinand and Setebos taken with Kepler Space Telescope in the course of the K2Expand
The color and binarity of (486958) 2014 MU69 and other long-range New Horizons Kuiper Belt targets
Abstract The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) measured the colors of eight Kuiper Belt Objects (KBOs) that will be observed by the New Horizons spacecraft including its 2019 close fly-by target the ColdExpand
Trans-Neptunian objects and Centaurs at thermal wavelengths
Abstract The thermal emission of Trans-Neptunian objects and Centaurs has been observed at mid- and far-infrared wavelengths—with the biggest contributions coming from the Spitzer and Herschel spaceExpand
Limits on the number of primordial Scattered disc objects at Pluto mass and higher from the absence of their dynamical signatures on the present-day trans-Neptunian Populations
Today, Pluto and Eris are the largest and most massive Trans-Neptunian Objects respectively. They are believed to be the last remnants of a population of planetesimals that has been reduced by >99%Expand
The thermal emission of Centaurs and Trans-Neptunian objects at millimeter wavelengths from ALMA observations
The sensitivity of ALMA makes it possible to detect thermal mm/submm emission from small/distant Solar System bodies at the sub-mJy level. Measured fluxes are primarily sensitive to the objects'Expand
Pushing the limits: K2 observations of the trans-Neptunian objects 2002 GV31 and (278361) 2007 JJ43
We present the first photometric observations of trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs) taken with the Kepler space telescope, obtained in the course of the K2 ecliptic survey. Two faint objects have beenExpand


“TNOs are Cool”: A survey of the trans-Neptunian region - VI. Herschel/PACS observations and thermal modeling of 19 classical Kuiper belt objects
Trans-Neptunian objects (TNO) represent the leftovers of the formation of the Solar System. Their physical properties provide constraints to the models of formation and evolution of the variousExpand
“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
"TNOs are cool": A survey of the trans-Neptunian region II. The thermal lightcurve of (136108) Haumea
Thermal emission from Kuiper Belt object (136108) Haumea was measured with Herschel-PACS at 100 and 160 micrometers for almost a full rotation period. Observations clearly indicate a 100-micrometerExpand
TNOs are cool: A survey of the trans-Neptunian region. V. Physical characterization of 18 Plutinos using Herschel-PACS observations
Context. The Herschel open time key programme TNOs are Cool: A survey of the trans-Neptunian region aims to derive physical and thermal properties for a set of similar to 140 Centaurs andExpand
TNOs are Cool: A Survey of the Transneptunian Region
Over one thousand objects have so far been discovered orbiting beyond Neptune. These trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs) represent the primitive remnants of the planetesimal disk from which the planetsExpand
“TNOs are Cool”: a survey of the trans-Neptunian region - VII. Size and surface characteristics of (90377) Sedna and 2010 EK139
We present estimates of the basic physical properties (size and albedo) of (90377) Sedna, a prominent member of the detached trans-Neptunian object population and the recently discovered scatteredExpand
``TNOs are Cool'': A survey of the trans-Neptunian region . III. Thermophysical properties of 90482 Orcus and 136472 Makemake
Context. The goal of the Herschel open time programme “TNOs are Cooll” is to derive the physical and thermal properties for a large sample of Centaurs, and trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs), includingExpand
Colors of trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs) are used to study the evolutionary processes of bodies in the outskirts of the solar system and to test theories regarding their origin. Here I describe aExpand
High albedos of low inclination Classical Kuiper belt objects
Abstract We present observations of thermal emission from fifteen transneptunian objects (TNOs) made using the Spitzer Space Telescope . Thirteen of the targets are members of the ClassicalExpand
The Deep Ecliptic Survey: A Search for Kuiper Belt Objects and Centaurs. II. Dynamical Classification, the Kuiper Belt Plane, and the Core Population
The Deep Ecliptic Survey (DES)?a search optimized for the discovery of Kuiper belt objects (KBOs) with the Blanco and Mayall 4 m telescopes at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory and KittExpand