THE SURFACE COMPOSITION OF LARGE KUIPER BELT OBJECT 2007 OR10

@article{Brown2011THESC,
  title={THE SURFACE COMPOSITION OF LARGE KUIPER BELT OBJECT 2007 OR10},
  author={Michael E. Brown and Adam J. Burgasser and Wesley C. Fraser},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={738}
}
We present photometry and spectra of the large Kuiper belt object 2007 OR10. The data show significant near-infrared absorption features due to water ice. While most objects in the Kuiper belt with water ice absorption this prominent have the optically neutral colors of water ice, 2007 OR10 is among the reddest Kuiper belt objects known. One other large Kuiper belt object—Quaoar—has similar red coloring and water ice absorption, and it is hypothesized that the red coloration of this object is… Expand

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