Detection of CN Emission from (2060) Chiron

  title={Detection of CN Emission from (2060) Chiron},
  author={Schelte J. Bus and Michael F. A’Hearn and David G. Schleicher and Edward L. G. Bowell},
  pages={774 - 777}
In the past decade there has been a gradual, but substantial change in our understanding of the physical nature of (2060) Chiron. Once thought to be the first known member of a population of asteroids orbiting between Saturn and Uranus, Chiron is now generally regarded as the largest known comet. The detection of CN emission in the spectrum of Chiron is reported. Not only do these observations underscore the cometary nature of Chiron, but, at a heliocentric distance exceeding 11 astronomical… 

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