LARGE PARTICLES IN ACTIVE ASTEROID P/2010 A2*

@article{Jewitt2013LARGEPI,
  title={LARGE PARTICLES IN ACTIVE ASTEROID P/2010 A2*},
  author={D. Jewitt and M. Ishiguro and J. Agarwal},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={764}
}
The previously unknown asteroid P/2010 A2 rose to prominence in 2010 by forming a transient, comet-like tail consisting of ejected dust. The observed dust production was interpreted as the result of either a hypervelocity impact with a smaller body or a rotational disruption. We have re-observed this object, finding that large particles remain a full orbital period after the initial outburst. In the intervening years, particles smaller than ~3?mm in radius have been dispersed by radiation… Expand

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