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New paper on centaurs

  1. Jul 26, 2013 #1

    jim mcnamara

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    JPL news:
    http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2013-234
    Paper:
    http://iopscience.iop.org/0004-637X/773/1/22/


    Quick precis:
    Centaurs are smaller bodies orbiting out between Jupiter and Neptune, that have been difficult to classify. NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has provided data to show that centaurs are almost all cometary in origin.

    Centaurs are named after the half-man half-horse of mythology because of their apparent dual nature: asteroids that have characteristics of comets.
     
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  3. Jul 27, 2013 #2

    davenn

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    Jim,
    Thanks for the post and links

    never heard of the Centaurs before, learn something new every day :)

    Dave
     
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