Binary Minor Planets

@article{Richardson2006BinaryMP,
  title={Binary Minor Planets},
  author={D. Richardson and K. Walsh},
  journal={Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={34},
  pages={47-81}
}
A review of observations and theories regarding binary asteroids and binary transNeptunian objects [collectively, binary minor planets (BMPs)] is presented. To date, these objects have been discovered using a combination of direct imaging, lightcurve analysis, and radar. They are found throughout the Solar System, and present a challenge for theorists modeling their formation in the context of Solar System evolution. The most promising models invoke rotational disruption for the smallest… Expand

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