Discovery of Two TNO-like Bodies in the Asteroid Belt

  title={Discovery of Two TNO-like Bodies in the Asteroid Belt},
  author={Sunao Hasegawa and Micha{\"e}l Marsset and Francesca E. DeMeo and Schelte J. Bus and Jooyeon Geem and Masateru Ishiguro and Myungshin Im and Daisuke Kuroda and Pierre Vernazza},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
Two extremely red main-belt asteroids, 203 Pompeja and 269 Justitia, were identified from combined visible and near-infrared spectroscopic observations collected at the Infra-red Telescope Facility (IRTF) and Seoul National University Astronomical Observatory (SAO). These two asteroids have a redder spectral slope than any other D-type body, which are the reddest objects in the asteroid belt, and similar to RR and IR-class objects found in the outer Solar System among trans-Neptunian objects… 

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