Dust loss from activated asteroid P/2015 X6

@article{Moreno2016DustLF,
  title={Dust loss from activated asteroid P/2015 X6},
  author={F. Moreno and J. Licandro and A. Cabrera-Lavers and F. Pozuelos},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  year={2016}
}
We present observations and dust tail models of activated asteroid P/2015 X6 from deep imaging data acquired at the 10.4m Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) from mid-December 2015 to late January 2016. The results of the modeling indicate that the asteroid has undergone a sustained dust loss over a two-month or longer period. The dust parameters, derived from multidimensional fits of the available images, are compatible with either ice sublimation or rotational instability processes. An impulsive… Expand

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