Phase II of the Small Main-Belt Asteroid Spectroscopic Survey A Feature-Based Taxonomy

  title={Phase II of the Small Main-Belt Asteroid Spectroscopic Survey A Feature-Based Taxonomy},
  author={Schelte J. Bus and Richard P. Binzel}
The second phase of the Small Main-belt Asteroid Spectroscopic Survey (SMASSII) produced an internally consistent set of visiblewavelength charge-coupled device (CCD) spectra for 1447 asteroids (Bus and Binzel 2002, Icarus, doi: 10.1006/icar.2002.6857). These data provide a basis for developing a new asteroid taxonomy that utilizes more of the information contained in CCD spectra. Here we construct a classification system that builds on the robust framework provided by existing asteroid… CONTINUE READING
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