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E-type asteroid (2867) steins as imaged by OSIRIS on board rosetta

Keller, H.U., Barbieri, C., Koschny, D., Lamy, P., Rkkman, H., Rodrigo, R., Sierks, H., A'Hearn, M.F., Angrilli, F., Barucci, M.A., and others. (2010) E-type asteroid (2867) steins as imaged by OSIRIS on board rosetta. Science, 327 (5962). pp. 190-193. ISSN 0036-8075. E-ISSN 1095-9203. (doi:10.1126/science.1179559) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission encountered the main-belt asteroid (2867) Steins while on its way to rendezvous with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Images taken with the OSIRIS (optical, spectroscopic, and infrared remote imaging system) cameras on board Rosetta show that Steins is an oblate body with an effective spherical diameter of 5.3 kilometers. Its surface does not show color variations. The morphology of Steins is dominated by linear faults and a large 2.1-kilometer-diameter crater near its south pole. Crater counts reveal a distinct lack of small craters. Steins is not solid rock but a rubble pile and has a conical appearance that is probably the result of reshaping due to Yarkovsky-O'Keefe-Radzievskii-Paddack (YORP) spin-up. The OSIRIS images constitute direct evidence for the YORP effect on a main-belt asteroid.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1126/science.1179559
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Uncontrolled keywords: asteroid, comet, crater, infrared imagery, satellite imagery, spectrometer, article, asteroid body, astronomy, imaging system, measurement, osiris, priority journal, space flight
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences > Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences
Depositing User: Stephen Lowry
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2015 22:04 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 16:29 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/52290 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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