Satellites of the largest Kuiper Belt objects

  title={Satellites of the largest Kuiper Belt objects},
  author={M. Brown and M. V. Dam and A. Bouchez and D. Mignant and R. Campbell and J. Chin and A. Conrad and S. Hartman and E. Johansson and R. Lafon and D. Rabinowitz and P. Stomski and Jr. and D. Summers and C. Trujillo and P. Wizinowich},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
We have searched the four brightest objects in the Kuiper Belt for the presence of satellites using the newly commissioned Keck Observatory Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics system. Satellites are seen around three of the four objects: Pluto (whose satellite Charon is well-known and whose recently discovered smaller satellites are too faint to be detected), 2003 EL61 (where a second satellite is seen in addition to the previously known satellite), and 2003 UB313 (where a satellite is seen for… Expand

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