Zhang, Z.-W. and Bianco, F. B. and Lehner, M. J. and Coehlo, N. K. and Wang, J.-H. and Mondal, S. and Alcock, C. and Axelrod, T. and Byun, Y.-I. and Chen, W. P. and Cook, K. H. and Dave, R. and de Pater, I. and Porrata, R. and Kim, D.-W. and King, S.-K. and Lee, T. F. and Lin, H.-C. and Lissauer, J. J. and Marshall, S. L. and Protopapas, P. and Rice, J. A. and Schwamb, M. E. and Wang, S.-Y. and Wen, C.-Y. (2008) First Results from the Taiwanese-American Occultation Survey (TAOS). Astrophysical Journal Letters, 685 (2). L157-L160. ISSN 0004-637X http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:ZHAapjl08
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Results from the first 2 years of data from the Taiwanese-American Occultation Survey (TAOS) are presented. Stars have been monitored photometrically at 4 or 5 Hz to search for occultations by small (~3 km) Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs). No statistically significant events were found, allowing us to present an upper bound to the size distribution of KBOs with diameters 0.5 km < D < 28 km.
|Additional Information:||© 2008. The American Astronomical Society. Received 2008 March 24; accepted 2008 August 21; published 2008 October 1. Print publication: Issue 2 (2008 October 1). Work at NCU was supported by the grant NSC 96-2112-M-008-024-MY3. Work at the CfA was supported in part by the NSF under grant AST 05-01681 and by NASA under grant NNG04G113G. Work at ASIAA was supported in part by the thematic research program AS-88-TP-A02. Work at UCB was supported by the NSF under grant DMS-0405777. Work at Yonsei was supported by the KRCF grant to Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute. Work at LLNL was performed under the auspices of the US DOE in part under contract W-7405-Eng-48 and contract DE-AC52-07NA27344. Work at SLAC was performed under US DOE contract DE-AC02-76SF00515. Work at NASA Ames was funded by NASA/PG&G.|
|Subject Keywords:||Kuiper Belt; occultations; solar system: formation|
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