Boulders on asteroid Toutatis as observed by Chang’e-2

@inproceedings{Jiang2015BouldersOA,
  title={Boulders on asteroid Toutatis as observed by Chang’e-2},
  author={Ying Jiang and Jianghui Ji and Jiangchuan Huang and Simone Marchi and Yuan Li and Wing-Huen Ip},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
  year={2015}
}
Boulders are ubiquitously found on the surfaces of small rocky bodies in the inner solar system and their spatial and size distributions give insight into the geological evolution and collisional history of the parent bodies. Using images acquired by the Chang'e-2 spacecraft, more than 200 boulders have been identified over the imaged area of the near-Earth asteroid Toutatis. The cumulative boulder size frequency distribution (SFD) shows a steep slope of -4.4 ± 0.1, which is indicative of a… CONTINUE READING

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