The location of Asteroidal Belt Comets (ABCs), in a comet's evolutionary diagram: The Lazarus Comets

  title={The location of Asteroidal Belt Comets (ABCs), in a comet's evolutionary diagram: The Lazarus Comets},
  author={I. Ferrin and J. Zuluaga and Pablo A. Cuartas},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
There is a group of newly recognized asteroids in the main belt that are exhibiting cometary characteristics. We will call them Asteroidal Belt Comets or ABCs for short. The surprising property of these objects is that their orbits are entirely asteroidal while their behaviour is entirely cometary, with Tisserand invariants larger than 3.0, while all Jupiter family comets have Tisserand invariants smaller than 3.0. An analysis of their orbital and physical properties has resulted in the… Expand
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