Surface composition of Kuiper belt object 1993SC.

  title={Surface composition of Kuiper belt object 1993SC.},
  author={R. H. Brown and D. Cruikshank and Y. Pendleton and G. Veeder},
  volume={276 5314},
  • R. H. Brown, D. Cruikshank, +1 author G. Veeder
  • Published 1997
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Science
  • The 1.42- to 2.40-micrometer spectrum of Kuiper belt object 1993SC was measured at the Keck Observatory in October 1996. It shows a strongly red continuum reflectance and several prominent infrared absorption features. The strongest absorptions in 1993SC's spectrum occur near 1.62, 1.79, 1.95, 2.20, and 2.32 micrometers in wavelength. Features near the same wavelengths in the spectra of Pluto and Neptune's satellite Triton are due to CH4 on their surfaces, suggesting the presence of a simple… CONTINUE READING

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