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The First Decadal Review of the Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt - John K. Davies

The First Decadal Review of the Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt

By: John K. Davies (Editor), Luis H. Barrera (Editor)

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Published: 1st August 2004
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A decade after the confirmation of the Kuiper Belt's existence, 80 of the world's experts gathered in Chile to review what has been learned since 1992. This record of the meeting is enhanced by several specially solicited papers covering additional material not presented at the conference. The volume includes papers on the dynamics of the trans-Neptunian region, the results of deep surveys for new objects and the evidence for an outer edge to the Edgeworth-Kuiper belt. Physical observations of many objects are described and attempts are made to bring these data into some coherent picture of the distant solar system. The interior physics of these distant, icy objects, and the link between the Kuiper Belt and dust disks around other stars are also considered. Of particular interest is a set of papers on how the surfaces of distant asteroids are effected by various types of radiation, an area crucial to the interpretation of data being collected by large ground based telescopes. This volume should be suitable for the professional astronomers and PhD students working in the field of planetary science.

Preface
The Kuiper belt and its premordial sculpting
The common origin of the high inclination TNO's
The scattered disk population and the Oort cloud
Resonant and secular families of the Kuiper belt
Tridimensional dissipative semi-numerical model
Transneptunian object ephemeris service (TNOEPH)
The late heavy bombardment in the inner solar system: is there any connection to Kuiper belt objects?
Migration of trans-Neptunian objects to the terrestrial planets
The Caltech Wide Area Sky Survey beyond (50000) quaoar
Procedures, resources and selected results of the Deep Ecliptic Survey
Initial results from the southern Edgewoth-Kuiper belt survey
Colour properties and trends in Trans-Neptunian objects
Results from the ESO large program on Transneptunian objects and centaurs
Search for cometary activity in KBO (24952) 1997 Qj4
Near-infrared colors of the binary Kuiper belt object 1998 WW31
Spectrophotometry of Kuiper belt objects 20000 Varuna, 2000EB 173 and Centaur 10199 Chariklo
Opposition effect of Kuiper belt objects: preliminary estimations
Hawaii Kuiper belt variability project: an update
The shape distribution of Kuiper belt objects
A numerical check of the collisional resurfacing scenario
Toward a taxonomy of the Edgeworth-Kuiper objects: a multivariate approach
HST Photometry of trans-Neptunian objects
Proton irradiation of Centaur, Kuiper belt and Ooort cloud objects at plasma to cosmic ray energy
Ion irradiation of asphaltite: optical effects and implications for Trans-Neptunian objects and centaurs
Radiations products in processed ices relevant to Edgeworth-Kuiper belt objects
Laboratory studies on silicates relevant for the physics of TNO's
Spectral models of Kuiper belt objects and centaurs
Mixing models, colors and thermal emissions
Studies of icy regoliths in relation to observations of minor bodies in the outer solar system
Hydrated Silicades on Edgeworth-Kuiper objects
Probable ways of formation
Early thermal and structural evolution of small bodies in the trans-Neptunian zone
Plutos's atmosphere and a targeted-occultation search for other bound KBO atmospheres
Transneptunian binaries
Physical caraterization of the binary Edgeworth-Kuiper belt object 2001QT297
Extrasolar analogues to the Kuiper belt
Planetary perturbers in debris disks
Planet X and the extended scattered disk
Research of small Kuiper belt objects by stellar occultations
TAOS: The Taiwanese-American occultation survey
Project pan-STARRS and the outer solar system
New Horizons: The first reconnaissance mission to bodies in the Kuiper belt
Finding KBO flyby targets for New Horizons
Summary
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ISBN: 9781402017810
ISBN-10: 1402017812
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 498
Published: 1st August 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.02
Edition Type: New edition