Thomas, C.A. and Trilling, D.E. and Emery, J.P. and Mueller, M. and Hora, J.L. and Benner, L.A.M. and Bhattacharya, B. and Bottke, W.F. and Chesley, S. and Delbo', M. and Fazio, G. and Harris, A.W. and Mainzer, A. and Mommert, M. and Morbidelli, A. and Penprase, B. and Smith, H.A. and Spahr, T.B. and Stansberry, J.A. (2011) ExploreNEOs: Average albedo by taxonomic complex in the near-Earth asteroid population. EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2011, 2011-10-02 - 2011-10-07, Nantes, France.
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Understanding the albedo distribution of the near-Earth object (NEO) population allows for a better understanding of the relationship between absolute magnitude and size, which impacts calculations of size-frequency distribution and impact hazards. Examining NEO albedos also sheds light on the differences between the NEO and Main-Belt populations. We combine albedo results from the ExploreNEOs Warm Spitzer Exploration Science program with taxonomic classifications from the literature, publicly available datasets, and new observations from our concurrent spectral survey to derive the average albedos for C-, D-, Q-, S-, V- and X-complex NEOs.
|Document Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)|
|Title:||ExploreNEOs: Average albedo by taxonomic complex in the near-Earth asteroid population|
|In Open Access:||No|
|In ISI Web of Science:||No|
|Keywords:||Asteroids, Near-Earth objects, Spitzer Space telescope|
|Event Title:||EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2011|
|Event Location:||Nantes, France|
|Event Type:||international Conference|
|Event Dates:||2011-10-02 - 2011-10-07|
|Organizer:||Europlanet/American Astronomical Society Division for Planetary Sciences|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport|
|HGF - Program:||Space|
|HGF - Program Themes:||Space Science and Exploration|
|DLR - Research area:||Raumfahrt|
|DLR - Program:||R EW - Erforschung des Weltraums|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||R - Vorhaben Exploration des Sonnensystems|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Institute of Planetary Research > Asteroids and Comets|
|Deposited By:||Prof. Alan Harris|
|Deposited On:||08 Nov 2011 10:00|
|Last Modified:||08 Nov 2011 10:00|
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