Crater Density Predictions for New Horizons flyby target 2014 MU69

@article{Greenstreet2018CraterDP,
  title={Crater Density Predictions for New Horizons flyby target 2014 MU69},
  author={S. Greenstreet and B. Gladman and W. McKinnon and J. Kavelaars and K. Singer},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  year={2018}
}
In preparation for the Jan 1/2019 encounter between the New Horizons spacecraft and the Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69, we provide estimates of the expected impact crater surface density on the Kuiper Belt object. Using the observed crater fields on Charon and Pluto down to the resolution limit of the 2015 New Horizons flyby of those bodies and estimates of the orbital distribution of the crater-forming projectiles, we calculate the number of craters per unit area formed as a function of the time… Expand
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