Mineralogy of Asteroids

  title={Mineralogy of Asteroids},
  author={M. Gaffey},
  • M. Gaffey
  • Published 2002
  • Geology
  • Reflectance spectroscopy is a powerful tool for the investigation of the nature, history, evolution, and relationships between asteroids and meteorites. This information provides a better understanding of the conditions present and processes active in the late solar nebula and the early solar system. To achieve the maximum information about asteroid‐meteorite relationships and asteroid histories, mineralogical characterizations should be derived from their reflectance spectra using quantitative… CONTINUE READING
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