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Submillimeter observations of the asteroid 10 hygiea

Lebofsky, L.A., Sykes, M.V., Nolt, I.G., Radostitz, J.V., Veeder, G.J., Matson, D.L., Ade, Peter A. R., Griffin, Matthew Joseph, Gear, Walter Kieran and Robson, E.I. 1985. Submillimeter observations of the asteroid 10 hygiea. Icarus 63 (2) , pp. 192-200. 10.1016/0019-1035(85)90003-X

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Abstract

We report the first successful ground-based observations of any asteroid at submillimeter wave-lengths. Observations of the asteroid 10 Hygiea at 370 and 770 μm are combined with observations in the near and thermal infrared (2.2, 10.6, and 21 μm) to study the thermal properties of Hygiea's regolith. The “standard” (nonrotating) thermal model is consistent with the entire data set, although a rotating thermophysical model with a “lunarlike” thermal inertia cannot be ruled out.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Publisher: Elsevier Science
ISSN: 0019-1035
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 02:12
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/10934

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