The Solar System Beyond Neptune

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M. Antonietta Barucci
University of Arizona Press, 2008 - 592 páginas
A new frontier in our solar system opened with the discovery of the Kuiper Belt and the extensive population of icy bodies orbiting beyond Neptune. Today the study of all of these bodies, collectively referred to as trans-Neptunian objects, reveals them to be frozen time capsules from the earliest epochs of solar system formation. This new volume in the Space Science Series, with one hundred contributing authors, offers the most detailed and up-to-date picture of our solar systemÕs farthest frontier. Our understanding of trans-Neptunian objects is rapidly evolving and currently constitutes one of the most active research fields in planetary sciences. The Solar System Beyond Neptune brings the reader to the forefront of our current understanding and points the way to further advancement in the field, making it an indispensable resource for researchers and students in planetary science.
 

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Overview and Perspectives
3
The Early Development of Ideas Concerning the Transneptunian Region
11
E
20
Transneptunian Orbit Computation
25
Nomenclature in the Outer Solar System
43
A 3 143 181 383
57
The Orbital and Spatial Distribution of the Kuiper Belt
59
Size Distribution of Multikilometer Transneptunian Objects
71
Formation and Collisional Evolution of Kuiper Belt Objects
293
The Role of the Galaxy in the Dynamical Evolution of Transneptunian Objects
315
The Largest Kuiper Belt Objects
335
Doressoundiram A 91 181 545
344
Binaries in the Kuiper Belt
345
On the Atmospheres of Objects in the Kuiper Belt
365
The Trojans in the Planetary System
383
J 315
394

Color Properties and Trends of the Transneptunian Objects
91
Bauer J M
102
Colors of Centaurs
105
Surface Properties of Kuiper Belt Objects and Centaurs from Photometry and Polarimetry
115
Rotations Shapes
129
Composition and Surface Properties of Transneptunian Objects and Centaurs
143
Constraints from
161
Transneptunian Object Taxonomy
181
Bernstein G M 25
190
Physical Effects of Collisions in the Kuiper Belt
195
Brasser R 315
210
Structure and Evolution of Kuiper Belt Objects and Dwarf Planets
213
Brunini A 259
238
Link with Comets
243
Origins Dynamics and End States
259
The Dynamical Structure of the Kuiper Belt and Its Primordial Origin
275
The JupiterFamily Comets
397
Irregular Satellites of the Giant Planets
411
181
422
Structure of the Kuiper Belt Dust Disk
425
The Heliopause Boundary of the Solar System
443
Extrasolar Kuiper Belt Dust Disks
465
Kavelaars JJ 59 71
478
Laboratory Data on Ices Refractory Carbonaceous Materials and Minerals Relevant
483
Laboratory Studies of the Chemistry of Transneptunian Object Surface Materials
507
Meteorites from the Outer Solar System?
525
The Kuiper Belt Explored by Serendipitous Stellar Occultations
545
NASAs PlutoKuiper Belt Mission
557
Future Surveys of the Kuiper Belt
573
Color Section following page
585
Index
587
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