Thermal Model Calibration for Minor Planets Observed with Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer/NEOWISE

@article{Mainzer2011ThermalMC,
  title={Thermal Model Calibration for Minor Planets Observed with Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer/NEOWISE},
  author={Amy K. Mainzer and T. Grav and Joseph R. Masiero and James M. Bauer and Edward L. Wright and Roc M. Cutri and Robert S. McMillan and Martin G. Cohen and Michael E. Ressler and Peter Eisenhardt},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={736},
  pages={100}
}
With the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), we have observed over 157,000 minor planets. Included in these are a number of near-Earth objects, main-belt asteroids, and irregular satellites which have well measured physical properties (via radar studies and in situ imaging) such as diameters. We have used these objects to validate models of thermal emission and reflected sunlight using the WISE measurements, as well as the color corrections derived in Wright et al. for the four WISE… Expand

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