Size and albedo of Kuiper belt object 55636 from a stellar occultation

  title={Size and albedo of Kuiper belt object 55636 from a stellar occultation},
  author={J. Elliot and M. Person and C. Zuluaga and A. Bosh and E. Adams and T. Brothers and A. Gulbis and S. Levine and M. Lockhart and A. Zangari and B. Babcock and K. DuPr{\'e} and J. Pasachoff and S. P. Souza and W. Rosing and N. Secrest and L. Bright and E. Dunham and S. Sheppard and M. Kakkala and T. Tilleman and B. Berger and J. Briggs and G. Jacobson and P. Valleli and B. Volz and S. Rapoport and R. Hart and M. Brucker and R. Michel and A. Mattingly and L. Zambrano-Mar{\'i}n and A. Meyer and J. Wolf and E. Ryan and W. Ryan and K. Morzinski and B. Grigsby and J. Brimacombe and D. Ragozzine and H. Montano and A. Gilmore},
The Kuiper belt is a collection of small bodies (Kuiper belt objects, KBOs) that lie beyond the orbit of Neptune and which are believed to have formed contemporaneously with the planets. Their small size and great distance make them difficult to study. KBO 55636 (2002 TX300) is a member of the water-ice-rich Haumea KBO collisional family. The Haumea family are among the most highly reflective objects in the Solar System. Dynamical calculations indicate that the collision that created KBO 55636… Expand

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