THE SURFACE OF 2003 EL61 IN THE NEAR-INFRARED

@article{Trujillo2006THESO,
  title={THE SURFACE OF 2003 EL61 IN THE NEAR-INFRARED},
  author={C. A. Trujillo and M. E. Brown and K. Barkume and E. Schaller and D. Rabinowitz},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={655},
  pages={1172-1178}
}
  • C. A. Trujillo, M. E. Brown, +2 authors D. Rabinowitz
  • Published 2006
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • We report the detection of crystalline water ice on the surface of 2003 EL61. 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 EL61 is rich in crystalline water ice, which is energetically less favored than amorphous water ice at… CONTINUE READING
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