The Structure of the Kuiper Belt: Size Distribution and Radial Extent

@article{Gladman2001TheSO,
  title={The Structure of the Kuiper Belt: Size Distribution and Radial Extent},
  author={B. Gladman and J. Kavelaars and J. Petit and A. Morbidelli and M. Holman and T. Loredo},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2001},
  volume={122},
  pages={1051-1066}
}
The size distribution in the Kuiper Belt records physical processes operating during the formation and subsequent evolution of the solar system. This paper reports a study of the apparent magnitude distribution of faint objects in the Kuiper Belt, obtained via deep imaging on the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope and the ESO Very Large Telescope UT1. We —nd that the entire range of observed objects (magnitudes is well represented by an unbroken power law, with the number of objects per m R D 20¨27… Expand
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