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Near-Infrared Spectroscopy of the Bright Kuiper Belt Object 2000 EB173

Brown, Michael E. and Blake, Geoffrey A. and Kessler, Jacqueline E. (2000) Near-Infrared Spectroscopy of the Bright Kuiper Belt Object 2000 EB173. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 543 (2). L163-L165. ISSN 2041-8205. doi:10.1086/317277.

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We have obtained a near-infrared spectrum of the bright Kuiper Belt object 2000 EB173; the spectrum appears featureless. The spectrum has a sufficient signal-to-noise ratio to rule out the 1.5 and 2.0 μm absorption from water ice even at the low level seen in the Centaur Chariklo. In addition, we can rule out a 2.3 μm absorption at the level seen in the Centaur Pholus.

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Additional Information:© 2000 American Astronomical Society. Received 2000 July 13; accepted 2000 August 23; published 2000 October 26. Data presented herein were obtained at the W. M. Keck Observatory, which is operated as a scientific partnership among the California Institute of Technology, the University of California, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The observatory was made possible by the generous financial support of the W. M. Keck Foundation.
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Subject Keywords:infrared: solar system; Kuiper Belt; minor planets, asteroids
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Official Citation:Near-Infrared Spectroscopy of the Bright Kuiper Belt Object 2000 EB173 Michael E. Brown et al. 2000 ApJ 543 L163
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