RESURRECTION OF (3200) PHAETHON IN 2016

@article{Hui2016RESURRECTIONO,
  title={RESURRECTION OF (3200) PHAETHON IN 2016},
  author={Man-To Hui and Jing Li},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={153},
  pages={23}
}
  • Man-To Hui, Jing Li
  • Published 2016
  • Physics
  • The Astronomical Journal
  • We present a study of the active asteroid (3200) Phaethon in the 2016 apparition using the Solar and Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) spacecraft and compare the results with data from the previous two perihelia in 2009 and 2012. Once again, Phaethon brightened by ~2 mag soon after its perihelion passage, contradicting expectations from the phase function of a macroscopic monolithic body. Subsequently, a short antisolar tail of ~01 in length was formed within ~1 day and quickly… CONTINUE READING

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