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Near-Infrared Spectroscopy of Primitive Asteroid Families.
Icarus (2011)
  • Julie Ziffer, University of Southern Maine
  • H. Campins, University of Central Florida
  • J. Licando
  • M. E. Walker, University of Southern Maine
  • Y. R. Fernandez, University of Central Florida
  • B. E. Clark, Ithaca College
  • T. Mothe-Diniz
  • E. Howell
  • R. Deshpande, Pennsylvania State University

We compare 13 near-infrared (0.8–2.4μm) spectra of two low albedo C complex outer-belt asteroid families: Themis and Veritas. The disruption ages of these two families lie at opposite extremes: 2.5±1.0Gyr and 8.7±1.7Myr, respectively. We found striking differences between the two families, which show a range of spectral shapes and slopes. The seven Themis family members (older surfaces) have “red” (positive) slopes in the 1.6–2.4μm region; in contrast, the six Veritas members (younger surfaces) have significantly “flatter” slopes at these same wavelengths

  • Infrared Spectroscopy,
  • Asteroids,
  • Wavelengths,
  • CARBONACEOUS chondrites
Publication Date
June, 2011
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Citation Information
Julie Ziffer, H. Campins, J. Licando, M. E. Walker, et al.. "Near-Infrared Spectroscopy of Primitive Asteroid Families." Icarus Vol. 213 Iss. 2 (2011)
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