The Compositions of Kuiper Belt Objects

  title={The Compositions of Kuiper Belt Objects},
  author={M. Brown},
  journal={Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences},
  • M. Brown
  • Published 2012
  • Geology, Physics
  • Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Objects in the Kuiper belt are difficult to study in detail, even with the best telescopes available. Therefore, for many years, studies of the compositions of these objects were relegated to collections of moderate-quality spectroscopic and photometric data that remained difficult to interpret. Much early effort was put into simple correlations of surface colors and identifications of spectral features, but connecting these observations to a larger understanding of the region remained elusive… CONTINUE READING

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