The First Decadal Review of the Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt
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 the 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 affected by various types of radiation, an area crucial to the interpretation of data being collected by large ground based telescopes.
Suitable for professional astronomers and PhD students working in the field of planetary science.
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2004 Kluwer Academic absorption accretion albedo amorphous asteroids astrometry Astron Astrophys atmosphere band Barucci binary Boehnhardt bright Brown Buie Centaurs Charon classical collisional collisions color cometary comets components composition correlation Cruikshank debris disks Delsanti density detected diameter Doressoundiram dust dynamical Earth eccentricity Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt Elliot evolution Figure flux fraction Hainaut heliocentric distance Icarus images Jewitt KBOs KBOs and Centaurs Kuiper Belt Objects Levison lightcurve magnitude mass migration Neptune Neptune's observed obtained occultation Oort cloud optical orbits outer solar system Pan-STARRS parameters particles perihelion perihelion distance phase angles photometry planetary planetesimals Planets 92 Plutinos Pluto population primordial protons radial radius range region resonance Romanishin sample satellite scattered disk scenario semimajor axis silicates solar nebula solar wind spectra spectrum star stellar Stern surface survey targets Tegler telescope temperature thermal tholin TNOs Trans-Neptunian Objects Trujillo velocity water ice wavelength