Publications

  • Diversity of terrestrial planets: a link to the chemical makeup of their host stars

    With the swift advance in exoplanet sciences it is now possible to characterize not only the fundamental parameters (mass and radius) of planets but also their interior structure and bulk composition. The former is known to influence on the habitability conditions of terrestrial planets, and the latter in itself is a key aspect to understand planet

    Adibekyan, Vardan et al.

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    2022
  • Exploring the near-UV for primitive asteroids using ground-based observations, space telescopes, a survey-like catalog, and following up with Gaia

    Primitive asteroids (PAs) are characterized by dark surfaces (albedo < 10%) dominated by carbon compounds. Their reflectance spectra are similar to those of carbonaceous chondrites (CCs), the most pristine meteorites in our records, abundant in hydrated minerals and organics. Studying these life-forming materials in PAs and CCs is important to

    Tinaut-Ruano, Fernando et al.

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    9
    2022
  • Internal compositional structure of large primitive asteroids based on the photometric surveys

    An asteroid family is a group of asteroids with similar orbital proper elements (e.g., Nesvorný et al. 2005), which could be fragments formed by large impact events. The heating temperature in primordial bodies is important to form various mineralogies observed in asteroids and meteorites. The short-lived radiogenic heat of 26Al is the plausible

    Tatsumi, Eri et al.

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    9
    2022
  • Mineralogical analysis of 14 PHAs from ViNOS data

    Near-Earth objects (NEOs) deserve our attention because they pose an impact risk for Earth. A good example is the Chicxulub impactor that produced the Cretaceous/Tertiary mass extinction event 65 Myr ago (Bottke et al. 2007). Up to now, more than 1 milion of asteroids have been discovered, and about 28,700 are cataloged as NEOs. This number

    Morate, David et al.

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    9
    2022