Colours and Composition of the Centaurs

@article{Dotto2003ColoursAC,
  title={Colours and Composition of the Centaurs},
  author={Elisabetta Dotto and Maria Antonietta Barucci and Catherine de Bergh},
  journal={Earth, Moon, and Planets},
  year={2003},
  volume={92},
  pages={157-167}
}
Centaurs are widely believed to come from the Edgeworth-Kuiper belt, located beyond the orbit of Neptune. From here they can be injected into the inner part of the Solar System through planetary perturbations or mutual collisions. Due to their origin and dynamical evolution, Centaurs are supposed to constitute a transition population of objects from the large reservoir of Trans-Neptunian Objects (TNOs) to the active bodies of the inner Solar System. On the basis of the present knowledge of the… 
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