Comparing the Neatm with a Rotating, Cratered Thermophysical Asteroid Model


A cratered asteroid acts somewhat like a retroflector, sending light and infrared radiation back toward the Sun, while thermal inertia in a rotating asteroid causes the infrared radiation to peak over the “afternoon” part. In this paper a rotating, cratered asteroid model is described, and used to generate infrared fluxes which are then interpreted using… (More)


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