A CAREFULLY CHARACTERIZED AND TRACKED TRANS-NEPTUNIAN SURVEY: THE SIZE DISTRIBUTION OF THE PLUTINOS AND THE NUMBER OF NEPTUNIAN TROJANS

@article{Alexandersen2014ACC,
  title={A CAREFULLY CHARACTERIZED AND TRACKED TRANS-NEPTUNIAN SURVEY: THE SIZE DISTRIBUTION OF THE PLUTINOS AND THE NUMBER OF NEPTUNIAN TROJANS},
  author={M. Alexandersen and B. Gladman and J. Kavelaars and J. Petit and S. Gwyn and C. Shankman},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={152},
  pages={111}
}
  • M. Alexandersen, B. Gladman, +3 authors C. Shankman
  • Published 2014
  • Physics
  • The Astronomical Journal
  • The Trans-Neptunian Objects (TNOs) may preserve evidence of planet building in their orbital and size-distributions. While all populations show steep size-distributions for large objects, recently relative deficit of Neptunian Trojans and scattering objects with diameters $D<100\,\mathrm{km}$ were detected. We have investigated this deficit with a 32 square degree survey, detecting 77 TNOs to a limiting $r$-band magnitude of 24.6. Our Plutinos sample (18 objects in 3:2 mean motion resonance… CONTINUE READING

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