TNOs are Cool: A Survey of the Transneptunian Region

  title={TNOs are Cool: A Survey of the Transneptunian Region},
  author={Anik{\'o} Farkas-Tak{\'a}cs and Cs. P. Kiss and Esa Vilenius and G{\'a}bor Marton and Thomas G. M{\"u}ller and Michael Mommert and John Stansberry and Emmanuel Lellouch and Pedro Lacerda and Andr{\'a}s P{\'a}l},
  journal={Earth, Moon, and Planets},
Over one thousand objects have so far been discovered orbiting beyond Neptune. These trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs) represent the primitive remnants of the planetesimal disk from which the planets formed and are perhaps analogous to the unseen dust parent-bodies in debris disks observed around other main-sequence stars. The dynamical and physical properties of these bodies provide unique and important constraints on formation and evolution models of the Solar System. While the dynamical… 

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