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Infrared spectral reflectances of asteroid surfacesThis review compares the types of compositional information produced by three complementary techniques used in infrared observations of asteroid surfaces: broadband JHKL photometry, narrow band photometry, and multiplex spectroscopy. The high information content of these infrared observations permits definitive interpretations of asteroid surface compositions in terms of the major meteoritic minerals (olivine, pyroxene, plagioclase feldspar, hydrous silicates, and metallic Ni-Fe). These studies emphasize the individuality of asteroid surface compositions, the inadequacy of simple comparisons with spectra of meteorites, and the need to coordinate spectral measurements of all types to optimize diagnostic capabilities.
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Larson, H. P. (Arizona, University Tucson, Ariz., United States) Veeder, G. J. (California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena Calif., United States)
August 10, 2013
January 1, 1979
Lunar And Planetary Exploration
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