THE COLORS OF EXTREME OUTER SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS

@article{Sheppard2010THECO,
  title={THE COLORS OF EXTREME OUTER SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS},
  author={S. Sheppard},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={139},
  pages={1394-1405}
}
  • S. Sheppard
  • Published 2010
  • Physics
  • The Astronomical Journal
Extreme outer solar system objects have possible origins beyond the Kuiper Belt edge, high inclinations, very large semimajor axes, or large perihelion distances. Thirty-three such objects were observed in this work to determine their optical colors. All three objects that have been dynamically linked to the inner Oort Cloud by various authors ((90377) Sedna, 2006 SQ372, and (87269) 2000 OO67) were found to have ultra-red surface material (spectral gradient, S ~ 25). Ultra-red material is… Expand
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