(704) Interamnia: a transitional object between a dwarf planet and a typical irregular-shaped minor body

  title={(704) Interamnia: a transitional object between a dwarf planet and a typical irregular-shaped minor body},
  author={J. Hanu{\vs} and Pierre Vernazza and M. Viikinkoski and Marin Ferrais and N. Rambaux and Edyta Podlewska-Gaca and Alexis Drouard and Laurent Jorda and Emmanuel Jehin and Beno{\^i}t Carry and Micha{\"e}l Marsset and Franck Marchis and Brian D. Warner and Raoul Behrend and V. Asenjo and N. Berger and Małgorzata Bronikowska and T. C. Brothers and St{\'e}phane Charbonnel and C. Colazo and J.-F. Coliac and Ren{\'e} Duffard and A. Jones and Arnaud Leroy and Anna Marciniak and Ra{\'u}l Melia and David Molina and Jakub Nadolny and M. A. Person and Ondřej Pejcha and H. Riemis and B. J. Shappee and K. Sobkowiak and F. Sold{\'a}n and Dominique Suys and R{\'o}bert Szak{\'a}ts and J. Vantomme and Mirel Birlan and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Berthier and Przemysław Bartczak and Christophe Dumas and Grzegorz Dudziński and Josef Ďurech and Julie C. Castillo‐Rogez and Francois Dominique Cipriani and Romain F{\'e}tick and Thierry Fusco and J. Grice and Mikko Kaasalainen and Agnieszka Kryszczyńska and Philippe Lamy and Tadeusz Michałowski and Patrick Michel and Toni Santana-Ros and Paolo Tanga and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Vachier and Arthur Vigan and Olivier G. Witasse and B. Yang},
  journal={Astronomy \& Astrophysics},
Context. With an estimated diameter in the 320–350 km range, (704) Interamnia is the fifth largest main belt asteroid and one of the few bodies that fills the gap in size between the four largest bodies with D > 400 km (Ceres, Vesta, Pallas and Hygiea) and the numerous smaller bodies with diameter ≤200 km. However, despite its large size, little is known about the shape and spin state of Interamnia and, therefore, about its bulk composition and past collisional evolution. Aims. We aimed to test… 

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