Colors of Trans-Neptunian Contact Binaries

@article{Thirouin2019ColorsOT,
  title={Colors of Trans-Neptunian Contact Binaries},
  author={A. Thirouin and S. Sheppard},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  year={2019}
}
The g'r'i' colors of seven likely and potential contact binaries in the Kuiper belt were acquired with the Magellan-Baade telescope and combined with colors from the literature to understand contact binary surfaces. The likely and potential contact binaries discovered in the dynamically Cold Classical population display very-red/ultra-red colors. Such a color is common in this sub-population and infers that the Cold Classical contact binaries were formed in-situ. The likely contact binaries… Expand
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