NEAR-INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY OF TROJAN ASTEROIDS: EVIDENCE FOR TWO COMPOSITIONAL GROUPS

@article{Emery2008NEARINFRAREDSO,
  title={NEAR-INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY OF TROJAN ASTEROIDS: EVIDENCE FOR TWO COMPOSITIONAL GROUPS},
  author={Joshua P. Emery and Devon M. Burr and Dale P. Cruikshank},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={141},
  pages={25}
}
The Trojan asteroids, a very substantial population of primitive bodies trapped in Jupiter's stable Lagrange regions, remain quite poorly understood. Because they occupy these orbits, the physical properties of Trojans provide a unique perspective on the chemical and dynamical processes that shaped the Solar System. The current study was therefore undertaken to investigate surface compositions of these objects. We present 66 new near-infrared (NIR; 0.7-2.5??m) spectra of 58 Trojan asteroids… Expand

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