“TNOs are Cool”: A survey of the trans-Neptunian region - IV. Size/albedo characterization of 15 scattered disk and detached objects observed with Herschel-PACS

@article{SantosSanz2012TNOsAC,
  title={“TNOs are Cool”: A survey of the trans-Neptunian region - IV. Size/albedo characterization of 15 scattered disk and detached objects observed with Herschel-PACS},
  author={Pablo Santos-Sanz and Emmanuel Lellouch and Sonia Fornasier and Cs. P. Kiss and Andr{\'a}s P{\'a}l and Thomas Muller and Esa Vilenius and J. Stansberry and Michael Mommert and Audrey C. Delsanti and M. Mueller and Nuno Peixinho and Florence Henry and Jos{\'e} Luis Ortiz and Audrey Thirouin and Silvia Protopapa and Ren{\'e} Duffard and N. Szalai and Tanya L. Lim and C. Ejeta and Paul Hartogh and Alan W. Harris and Miriam Rengel},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2012},
  volume={541},
  pages={1-18}
}
Context. Physical characterization of trans-Neptunian objects, a primitive population of the outer solar system, may provide constraints on their formation and evolution. Aims. The goal of this work is to characterize a set of 15 scattered disk (SDOs) and detached objects, in terms of their size, albedo, and thermal properties. Methods. Thermal flux measurements obtained with the Herschel-PACS instrument at 70, 100 and 160 mu m, and whenever applicable, with Spitzer-MIPS at 24 and 70 mu m, are… 

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