All planetesimals born near the Kuiper belt formed as binaries

@article{Fraser2017AllPB,
  title={All planetesimals born near the Kuiper belt formed as binaries},
  author={W. Fraser and M. Bannister and R. Pike and M. Marsset and M. Schwamb and J. Kavelaars and P. Lacerda and David Nesvornyy and K. Volk and A. Delsanti and S. Benecchi and M. Lehner and K. Noll and B. Gladman and J. Petit and S. Gwyn and Y. Chen and Shiang-Yu Wang and M. Alexandersen and T. Burdullis and Scott Sheppard and C. Trujillo},
  journal={Nature Astronomy},
  year={2017},
  volume={1},
  pages={0088}
}
  • W. Fraser, M. Bannister, +19 authors C. Trujillo
  • Published 2017
  • Physics
  • Nature Astronomy
  • The discovery of several Kuiper belt objects (KBOs) with anomalous properties (they are blue-coloured, whereas KBOs of the same type are red, and they are all binaries) gives constraints on formation processes in the outermost region of the Solar System. 

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