Toward Understanding the Origin of Asteroid Geometries: Variety in Shapes Produced by Equal-Mass Impacts

11 Oct 2018 Sugiura Keisuke Kobayashi Hiroshi Inutsuka Shu-ichiro

More than a half of asteroids in the main belt have irregular shapes with the ratios of the minor to major axis lengths less than 0.6. One of the mechanisms to create such shapes is collisions between asteroids... (read more)

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