Strength In Diversity: Small Bodies as the Most Important Objects in Planetary Sciences

@article{Woodney2020StrengthID,
  title={Strength In Diversity: Small Bodies as the Most Important Objects in Planetary Sciences},
  author={Laura M. Woodney and Andrew S. Rivkin and Walter M. Harris and Barbara A. Cohen and Gal Sarid and Maria Womack and Olivier S. Barnouin and Kathryn Volk and Rachel L. Klima and Yan R. Fern{\'a}ndez and Jordan K. Steckloff and P. A. Abell},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics},
  year={2020}
}
Small bodies, the unaccreted leftovers of planetary formation, are often mistaken for the leftovers of planetary science in the sense that they are everything else after the planets and their satellites (or sometimes just their regular satellites) are accounted for. This mistaken view elides the great diversity of compositions, histories, and present-day conditions and processes found in the small bodies, and the interdisciplinary nature of their study. Understanding small bodies is critical to… Expand

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