THE SURFACE OF 2003 EL61 IN THE NEAR-INFRARED

@article{Trujillo2006THESO,
  title={THE SURFACE OF 2003 EL61 IN THE NEAR-INFRARED},
  author={Chadwick A. Trujillo and M. E. Brown and Kristina M. Barkume and Emily L. Schaller and David L. Rabinowitz},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={655},
  pages={1172-1178}
}
We report the detection of crystalline water ice on the surface of 2003 EL_(61). Reflectance spectra were collected from the Gemini North telescope in the 1.0 to 2.4 μm wavelength range and from the Keck telescope across the 1.4-2.4 μm wavelength range. The signature of crystalline water ice is obvious in all data collected. Like the surfaces of many outer solar system bodies, the surface of 2003 EL_(61) is rich in crystalline water ice, which is energetically less favored than amorphous water… 
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