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Physical Properties of Trojan and Centaur Asteroids

Barucci, M.A. and Cruikshank, D.P. and Mottola, S. and Lazzarin, M. (2002) Physical Properties of Trojan and Centaur Asteroids. In: Asteroids III University Of Arizona Press. pp. 273-287. ISBN 0-8165-2281-2.

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Abstract

Trojan and Centaurs are primitinve, peculiar objects orbiting in the middle solar system. Both groups characteristically have low albedos and red colors. Physical observations of Trojans reveal featureless reddish spectra, implying surfaces probably rich in complex solid materials. The interiors are expected to be rich in H2O ice and other volatile material. Centaurs have surfaces showing dramtatically different spectral reflectances, from neutral to very red. Some spectra are featureless, while others show signatures of water ice, methanol, or other light hydrocarbons. Trojans were formed near Jupiter's orbit, while Centaurs where formed far beyond Jupiter's orbit, but both were formed at low temperatures at which water exists as solid ice.

Document Type:Book Section
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2003,
Title:Physical Properties of Trojan and Centaur Asteroids
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Barucci, M.A.Observatoire de Paris
Cruikshank, D.P.NASA Ames Research Center
Mottola, S.UNSPECIFIED
Lazzarin, M.Univ. of Padova
Date:2002
Journal or Publication Title:Asteroids III
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 273-287
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Bottke, W.F. Cellino, a. Paolicchi, P., UNSPECIFIED
Binzel, R.P.UNSPECIFIED
Publisher:University Of Arizona Press
ISBN:0-8165-2281-2
Status:Published
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):UNSPECIFIED
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institut für Weltraumsensorik und Planetenerkundung
Deposited By: Susanne Pieth
Deposited On:16 Sep 2005
Last Modified:14 Jan 2010 19:18

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