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Seminars at FGG

Nine years of Solar System research using TNG

Speaker: Javier Licandro (Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias)

Date and time: 2009-05-26 12:00

In this talk I will present the major results of my research on surface properties of trans-neptunian objects and related minor bodies using TNG started in 2000. Results include the characterization of large TNOs like Eris, Makemake and, in particular, Haumea and the family of objects related with it; the determination of the surface characteristics of asteroids in cometary orbits; the mineralogy of Near Earth Asteroids and the relation with meteorites and main belt asteroids.