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A Giant Impact Origin of Pluto-Charon

  title={A Giant Impact Origin of Pluto-Charon},
  author={Rhys E. Green and Stephen J. Cornell and J{\"o}rn P. W. Scharlemann and Andrew Balmford},
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Rotation periods for the impactor and target between 3 and 13 hours are considered here. Estimates of rotation periods for Kuiper belt objects with R 9 10 2 km range from about 6 (Varuna) to 14
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