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The infrared spectrum of asteroid 433 ErosThe mineralogical composition of asteroid Eros has been determined from its infrared spectrum (0.9-2.7 micrometers; 28/cm resolution). Major minerals include metallic Ni-Fe and pyroxene; no spectroscopic evidence for olivine or plagioclase feldspar was found. The IR spectrum of Eros is most consistent with a stony-iron composition.
Document ID
19760049871
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Larson, H. P. (Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Fink, U. (Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Treffers, R. R. (Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Gautier, T. N., III (Arizona, University Tucson, Ariz., United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1976
Publication Information
Publication: Icarus
Volume: 28
Subject Category
LUNAR AND PLANETARY EXPLORATION
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSG-7070
CONTRACT_GRANT: NGR-03-002-332
Distribution Limits
Public
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