Main Belt Asteroid Science in the Decade 2023-2032: Fundamental Science Questions and Recommendations on behalf of the Small Bodies Assessment Group

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Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2020

Maggie M. McAdam, Andrew S. Rivkin, Lucy F. Lim, Julie Castillo-Rogez, Franck Marchis, Tracy M. Becker

Solicited by the Small Bodies Assessment Group, we recommend a balanced program of telescopic observation (ground-based, airborne, and space-based), laboratory studies, theoretical research and missions to Main Belt Asteroids utilizing the full spectral range from ultraviolet to far-infrared to investigate these outstanding fundamental questions in the next decade.

Comments: White Paper submitted to the Planetary Science Decadal Survey

Subjects: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM); Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)

Cite as: arXiv:2007.07359 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:2007.07359v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)

Submission history

From: Margaret McAdam 

[v1] Tue, 14 Jul 2020 21:13:00 UTC (443 KB)

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