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Stellar Occultations by Transneptunian objects: from Predictions to Observations and Prospects for the Future

  title={Stellar Occultations by Transneptunian objects: from Predictions to Observations and Prospects for the Future},
  author={Jos{\'e} Luis Ortiz and Bruno Sicardy and J. I. B. Camargo and Pablo Santos-Sanz and F. Braga-Ribas Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia-CSIC and Glorieta de la Astronom'ia sn and S Taraievska Lesia and Observatoire de Paris and Universit'e Psl and Cnrs and Sorbonne Universit'e and Univ. Paris Diderot and France Observat'orio Nacional Mctic and Brazil LIneA and Brazil Federal University of Technology - Paran'a and Brazil.},
In terms of scientific output, the best way to study solar system bodies is sending spacecraft to make in-situ measurements or to observe at close distance. Probably, the second best means to learn about important physical properties of solar system objects is through stellar occultations. By combining occultation observations from several sites, size and shape can be derived with kilometric accuracy. Also, atmospheric properties can be derived if the body has an atmosphere. Furthermore, the… 

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