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T. Sasaki et al., ApJ (2004)

投稿日時:2004/11/10  カテゴリー:Recent Publications

Takanori Sasaki, Sho Sasaki, Jun-ichi Watanabe, Tomohiko Sekiguchi, Fumi Yoshida, Hideyo Kawakita, Tetsuharu Fuse, Naruhisa Takato, Budi Dermawan & Takashi Ito, Mature and fresh surfaces on the new-born asteroid Karin, ApJ, 615, L161-L164 (2004).


Here we report a near-infrared (J, H, and K bands) spectroscopy of 832 Karin, the brightest asteroid among the Karin cluster group, which is thought to be the remnants of a collisional breakup only 5.8 million years ago. The spectroscopic observation was performed by the Subaru telescope with the Cooled Infrared Spectrograph and Camera for OHS on 2003 September 14. For different rotational phases of Karin, we derived different spectra such as a reddened spectrum like that of an S-type asteroid and an unreddened spectrum like that of ordinary chondrite. Karin could be an impact fragment preserving an old surface and is probably one of the cone-shaped fragments at the low-velocity impact that formed the Karin cluster group. Our result supports the idea that S- type asteroids are parent bodies of ordinary chondrites.

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