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Spitzer's Solar System studies of asteroids, planets and the zodiacal cloud

Trilling, D. and Lisse, C.M. and Cruikshank, D P. and Emery, J.P. and Fernández, Y.R. and Fletcher, L.N. and Hamilton, D.P. and Hammel, H.B. and Harris, Alan W. and Mueller, M. and Orton, G.S. and Pendleton, Y. J. and Reach, W.T. and Rowe-Gurney, N. and Skrutskie, M. and Verbiscer, A. (2020) Spitzer's Solar System studies of asteroids, planets and the zodiacal cloud. Nature Astronomy, 4, pp. 940-946. Nature Publishing Group. doi: 10.1038/s41550-020-01221-y. ISSN 2397-3366.

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Abstract

In its 16 years of scientific measurements, the Spitzer Space Telescope performed a number of groundbreaking and key infrared measurements of Solar System objects near and far. In this second of two Review Articles, we describe results from Spitzer observations of asteroids, dust rings and planets that provide new insight into the formation and evolution of our Solar System. The key Spitzer results presented here can be grouped into three broad classes: characterizing the physical properties of asteroids, notably including a large survey of near-Earth objects; detection and characterization of several dust/debris disks in the Solar System; and comprehensive characterization of ice giant (Uranus and Neptune atmospheres. Many of these observations provide critical foundations for future infrared space-based observations.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/136630/
Document Type:Article
Title:Spitzer's Solar System studies of asteroids, planets and the zodiacal cloud
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Trilling, D.Northern Arizona University, PO Box 6010, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, USAUNSPECIFIED
Lisse, C.M.Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD 20723-6099, USAUNSPECIFIED
Cruikshank, D P.NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035, USAUNSPECIFIED
Emery, J.P.Northern Arizona University, PO Box 6010, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, USAUNSPECIFIED
Fernández, Y.R.University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816-2385, USAUNSPECIFIED
Fletcher, L.N.University of Leicester, Leicester, UKUNSPECIFIED
Hamilton, D.P.University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, USAUNSPECIFIED
Hammel, H.B.AURA, Washington, DC, USAUNSPECIFIED
Harris, Alan W.alan.harris (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Mueller, M.SRON, 9700 AV Groningen, The NetherlandsUNSPECIFIED
Orton, G.S.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech, Pasadena, CA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Pendleton, Y. J.NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Reach, W.T.USRA, SOFIA, Nasa Ames Research Center, CA 94035, USAUNSPECIFIED
Rowe-Gurney, N.University of Leicester, Leicester, UKUNSPECIFIED
Skrutskie, M.Dept. Astronomy, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Verbiscer, A.Dept. Astronomy, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Date:October 2020
Journal or Publication Title:Nature Astronomy
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:4
DOI :10.1038/s41550-020-01221-y
Page Range:pp. 940-946
Editors:
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iD
Da Silva, KUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
ISSN:2397-3366
Status:Published
Keywords:Spitzer Space Telescope, infrared observations, asteroids, planets, zodiacal cloud
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Space Exploration
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Planetary Evolution and Life (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Leitungsbereich PF
Deposited By: Harris, Prof. Alan
Deposited On:15 Oct 2020 07:20
Last Modified:15 Oct 2020 07:20

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