Shape models and physical properties of asteroids

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Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

T. Santana-Ros, G. Dudziński, P. Bartczak
(Submitted on 16 May 2017)

Despite the large amount of high quality data generated in recent space encounters with asteroids, the majority of our knowledge about these objects comes from ground based observations. Asteroids travelling in orbits that are potentially hazardous for the Earth form an especially interesting group to be studied. In order to predict their orbital evolution, it is necessary to investigate their physical properties. This paper briefly describes the data requirements and different techniques used to solve the lightcurve inversion problem. Although photometry is the most abundant type of observational data, models of asteroids can be obtained using various data types and techniques. We describe the potential of radar imaging and stellar occultation timings to be combined with disk-integrated photometry in order to reveal information about physical properties of asteroids.

Comments:    From Assessment and Mitigation of Asteroid Impact Hazards book
Subjects:    Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)
Journal reference:    Assessment and Mitigation of Asteroid Impact Hazards, Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings, Volume 46. ISBN 978-3-319-46178-6. Springer International Publishing Switzerland, 2017, p. 55
DOI:    10.1007/978-3-319-46179-3_4
Cite as:    arXiv:1705.05710 [astro-ph.EP] (or arXiv:1705.05710v1 [astro-ph.EP] for this version)
Submission history
From: Toni Santana-Ros 
[v1] Tue, 16 May 2017 13:57:51 GMT (706kb,D)

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