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Asteroid taxonomyThe spectral reflectivity of asteroid surfaces over the wavelength range of 0.3 to 1.1 micron can be used to classify these objects into several broad groups with similar spectral characteristics. The three most recently developed taxonomies group the asteroids into 9, 11, or 14 different clases, depending on the technique used to perform the analysis. The distribution of the taxonomic classes shows that darker and redder objects become more dominant at larger heliocentric distances, while the rare asteroid types are found more frequently among the small objects of the planet-crossing population.
Document ID
19900039963
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Tholen, David J.
(Hawaii, University Honolulu, United States)
Barucci, M. Antonietta
(Paris Observatoire, Meudon, France)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1989
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Exploration
Meeting Information
Meeting: Asteroids II
Location: Tucson, AZ
Country: United States
Start Date: March 8, 1988
End Date: March 11, 1988
Accession Number
90A27018
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NGL-12-001-057
Distribution Limits
Public
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