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Deviations from the straight line: Bumps (and grinds) in the collisionally evolved size distribution of asteroidsDohnanyi established that the size distribution of a collisionally relaxed population is a power-law with a -3.5 slope (incremental diameter), provided that: (1) collisional parameters are independent of size and (2) there is no lower limit on the population size for shattering impacts. In the course of studying collisional effects over a wide range of asteroid sizes (cm up to hundreds of km range), we have investigated the consequences of relaxing the second condition, while maintaining the first one.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Davis, D. R. (Planetary Science Inst. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Farinella, P. (Pisa Univ. Italy)
Paolicchi, P. (Pisa Univ. Italy)
Bagatin, A. C. (Pisa Univ. Italy)
Cellino, A. (Osservatorio Astronomico Turin, Italy)
Zappala, E. (Osservatorio Astronomico Turin, Italy)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Inst., Twenty-fourth Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Part 1: A-F
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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