Optical-Infrared Spectral Diversity in the Kuiper Belt

  title={Optical-Infrared Spectral Diversity in the Kuiper Belt},
  author={D. Jewitt and J. Luu},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  • D. Jewitt, J. Luu
  • Published 1998
  • Physics
  • The Astronomical Journal
  • We have measured the optical and infrared colors of five Kuiper belt objects to search for evidence of spectral diversity among these bodies. We find extreme differences, especially in the measured V - J color indices, that indicate a wide range of surface compositions in the Kuiper belt. 

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