Colors and taxonomy of Centaurs and trans-Neptunian objects

  title={Colors and taxonomy of Centaurs and trans-Neptunian objects},
  author={Davide Perna and Maria Antonietta Barucci and Sonia Fornasier and Francesca E. DeMeo and Alvaro Alvarez-Candal and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Merlin and Elisabetta Dotto and Alain Doressoundiram and Catherine de Bergh},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
Context. The study of the surface properties of Centaurs and trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs) provides essential information about the early conditions and evolution of the outer Solar System. Due to the faintness of most of these distant and icy bodies, photometry currently constitutes the best technique to survey a statistically significant number of them. Aims. Our aim is to investigate color properties of a large sample of minor bodies of the outer Solar System, and set their taxonomic… 

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