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May 26, 2017: P/2010 A2: Impact Shattering on an Asteroid

Posted on Mar 31, 2017 in Seminars

Yoonyoung Kim (Seoul National University)

Talk Title: P/2010 A2: Impact Shattering on an Asteroid

Abstract:

I present a new dust modeling analysis on active asteroid P/2010 A2, which was successful to reproduce the morphological evolution of the dust cloud over seven years. Interestingly, no object has been detected at the dust ejection point of this model in any observations. This result suggests that the precursor asteroid was shattered by an impact, leaving only the debris cloud.