High-contrast observations of (136108) Haumea. A crystalline water-ice multiple system

@article{Dumas2011HighcontrastOO,
  title={High-contrast observations of (136108) Haumea. A crystalline water-ice multiple system},
  author={Christophe Dumas and Beno{\^i}t Carry and Daniel Hestroffer and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Merlin},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2011},
  volume={528}
}
Context. The trans-Neptunian region of the Solar System is populated by a wide variety of icy bodies showing great diversity in orbital behavior, size, surface color, and composition. One can also see there are dynamical families and binary systems. One surprising feature detected in the spectra of some of the largest trans-Neptunians is the presence of crystalline water-ice. This is the case for the large TNO (136 108) Haumea (2003 EL61 ).Aims. We seek to constrain the state of the water ice… Expand

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