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Size and albedo of Kuiper belt object 55636 from a stellar occultation

Elliot, J; Person, M; Zuluaga, C. A.; Bosh, A S; Adams, E. R.; Brothers, T C; Gulbis, A. A. S.; Levine, S; Lockhart, M; Zangari, A; Rapoport, Sharon

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The Kuiper belt is a collection of small bodies (Kuiper belt objects, KBOs) that lie beyond the orbit of Neptune and which are believed to have formed contemporaneously with the planets. Their small size and great distance make them difficult to study. KBO 55636 (2002 TX 300) is a member of the water-ice-rich Haumea KBO collisional family. The Haumea family are among the most highly reflective objects in the Solar System. Dynamical calculations indicate that the collision that created KBO 55636...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/68609
Source: Nature
DOI: 10.1038/nature09109

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