Infrared spectroscopy of the largest known trans-neptunian object 2001 KX76

@article{Licandro2002InfraredSO,
  title={Infrared spectroscopy of the largest known trans-neptunian object 2001 KX76},
  author={Javier Licandro and Francesca Ghinassi and L. Testi Centro Galileo GalileiTelescopio Nazionale Galileo and S. Randich Inaf - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri and Italy.},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics},
  year={2002}
}
We report complete near-infrared (0.9-2.4 $\mu$m) spectral observations of the largest know trans-neptunian objects (TNO) 28976 = 2001 KX$_{76}$ taken in two different nights using the new Near Infrared Camera Spectrometer (NICS) attached to the 3.56m Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG). The spectra are featureless and correspond to a neutral colored object. Our observations indicate that the surface of 2001 KX$_{76}$ is probably highly evolved due to long term irradiation, and that collisional… Expand

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