Spectral Properties of Near-Earth Asteroids: Evidence for Sources of Ordinary Chondrite Meteorites

@article{Binzel1996SpectralPO,
  title={Spectral Properties of Near-Earth Asteroids: Evidence for Sources of Ordinary Chondrite Meteorites},
  author={R. Binzel and S. J. Bus and T. Burbine and J. Sunshine},
  journal={Science},
  year={1996},
  volume={273},
  pages={946 - 948}
}
  • R. Binzel, S. J. Bus, +1 author J. Sunshine
  • Published 1996
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Although ordinary chondrite (OC) meteorites dominate observed falls, the identification of near-Earth and main-belt asteroid sources has remained elusive. Telescopic measurements of 35 near-Earth asteroids (∼3 kilometers in diameter) revealed six that have visible wavelength spectra similar to laboratory spectra of OC meteorites. Near-Earth asteroids were found to have spectral properties that span the range between the previously separated domains of OC meteorites and the most common (S class… CONTINUE READING
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