TNOs are Cool: A Survey of the Transneptunian Region

  title={TNOs are Cool: A Survey of the Transneptunian Region},
  author={Thomas G. M{\"u}ller and E. Lellouch and Hermann B{\"o}hnhardt and J. Stansberry and Antonella Barucci and Jacques Crovisier and Audrey C. Delsanti and A. Doressoundiram and Elisabetta Dotto and Ren{\'e} Duffard and Sonia Fornasier and O. Groussin and P J Gutierrez and Olivier R. Hainaut and Alan W. Harris and Paul Hartogh and Daniel Hestroffer and Jonathan Horner and David C. Jewitt and Mark Richard Kidger and Cs. Kiss and Pedro Lacerda and Luisa Lara and Tanya L. Lim and Michael Mueller and Raphael Moreno and Jos'e Luis Ortiz and Miriam Rengel and Pablo Santos-Sanz and Bruce M. Swinyard and Nicolas Thomas and Audrey Thirouin and David E. Trilling},
  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… Expand

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