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Density and interior of binary jovian–trojan asteroids: The (624) hektor case

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Type
Published Article
Journal
EPSC Abstracts
Volume
8
Pages
849–849
Source
SETI Institute
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Abstract

The Jupiter-Trojan asteroid population remains significantly unexplored despite its importance in constraining the early history of the Solar System. To date, only two multiple Jupiter-Trojan asteroid systems have been imaged directly using adaptive Optics (AO) Systems on 8-10m class telescopes: (617) Patroclus-Menoetius (in L5), a similarly-sized binary composed of two D~100 km components [1,2] and (624) Hektor (in L4), a large Deq~200 km primary which possesses a 10-15 km satellite [3]. Additional binary candidates (L5 2006BC56 and (29314) ...

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