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Characteristics of the 2012 Geminids

  title={Characteristics of the 2012 Geminids},
  author={R. Blaauw and Margaret Campbell-Brown and William J. Cooke},
The parent of the Geminids, 3200 Phaethon, is a unique body in that it is classified as an asteroid, however is responsible for one of the most prolific meteor showers of the year and has shown comet-like behavior in its past (Jewitt and Li 2010). The Geminid meteor shower is also anomalous as its rates have been increasing since it was first detected. Understanding the composition and properties of meteoroids that belong to this meteor shower is an important area of study and of interest to… 

Techniques for near-Earth interplanetary matter detection and characterisation from optical ground-based observatories

Interplanetary matter covers a wide range of mass and size in the Universe, from micrometric dust to multi-kilometre asteroids. This matter plays countless roles in planetary sciences. Dust fills the

Balloon-borne video observations of Geminids 2016

This work investigates the observation of meteors with video cameras in stratospheric balloons, overcoming tropospheric handicaps like weather and extinction, and analyses the data of the Geminids 2016 campaign, determining the meteoroid flux just before the maximum.



Activity in Geminid Parent (3200) Phaethon

The asteroid (3200) Phaethon is widely recognized as the parent of the Geminid meteoroid stream. However, it has never shown evidence for ongoing mass loss or for any form of comet-like activity that

Densities and porosities of meteoroids

Using a physical theory of meteors and on the basis of the results of double-station photographic observations of meteors in Dushanbe (Tajikistan), Kiev, and Odessa (Ukraine), the mean mineralogical

High-resolution modelling of meteoroid ablation

Context. The structure and composition of meteoroids is of great interest because of the insight it provides into their parent asteroids and comets. Aims. Recently acquired, high-resolution video

Material properties of transition objects 3200 Phaethon and 2003 EH1

Abstract Asteroids 3200 Phaethon and 196256 (2003 EH1) are connected with two major meteoroid streams, Geminids and Quadrantids, respectively. We have modeled the observed light curves and