Component properties and mutual orbit of binary main-belt comet 288P/(300163) 2006 VW 139

@article{Agarwal2020ComponentPA,
  title={Component properties and mutual orbit of binary main-belt comet 288P/(300163) 2006 VW 139},
  author={J. Agarwal and Yoonyoung Kim and D. Jewitt and M. Mutchler and H. Weaver and S. Larson},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2020},
  volume={643}
}
  • J. Agarwal, Yoonyoung Kim, +3 authors S. Larson
  • Published 2020
  • Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • The binary asteroid 288P/(300163) is unusual both for its combination of wide-separation and high mass ratio and for its comet-like activity. It is not currently known whether there is a causal connection between the activity and the unusual orbit or if instead the activity helped to overcome a strong detection bias against such sub-arcsecond systems. We aim to find observational constraints discriminating between possible formation scenarios and to characterise the physical properties of the… CONTINUE READING

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