A single sub-kilometre Kuiper belt object from a stellar occultation in archival data

@article{Schlichting2009ASS,
  title={A single sub-kilometre Kuiper belt object from a stellar occultation in archival data},
  author={Hilke E. Schlichting and Eran O. Ofek and Mike Wenz and Re’em Sari and Avishay Gal-yam and Mario Livio and Edmund P. Nelan and Shay Zucker},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2009},
  volume={462},
  pages={895-897}
}
The Kuiper belt is a remnant of the primordial Solar System. Measurements of its size distribution constrain its accretion and collisional history, and the importance of material strength of Kuiper belt objects. Small, sub-kilometre-sized, Kuiper belt objects elude direct detection, but the signature of their occultations of background stars should be detectable. Observations at both optical and X-ray wavelengths claim to have detected such occultations, but their implied abundances are… Expand

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