Diverse albedos of small trans-neptunian objects

@article{Grundy2005DiverseAO,
  title={Diverse albedos of small trans-neptunian objects},
  author={W. Grundy and K. Noll and D. Stephens},
  journal={Icarus},
  year={2005},
  volume={176},
  pages={184-191}
}
Discovery of trans-neptunian object (TNO) satellites and determination of their orbits has recently enabled estimation of the size and albedo of several small TNOs, extending the size range of objects having known size and albedo down into the sub-100 km range. In this paper we compute albedo and size estimates or limits for 20 TNOs, using a consistent method for all binary objects and a consistent method for all objects having reported thermal fluxes. As is true for larger TNOs, the small… Expand
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