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2015MNRAS.446..932L - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 446, 932-940 (2015/January-1)

Search for sub-kilometre trans-Neptunian objects using CoRoT asteroseismology data.

LIU C.-Y., DORESSOUNDIRAM A., ROQUES F., CHANG H.-K., MAQUET L. and AUVERGNE M.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present the search for sub-kilometre trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs) by re-examining the CoRoT (Convection Rotation and Planetary Transits) asteroseismology observations. The total observation time employed in this work is about 144 000 star hours with signal-to-noise ratio larger than 1000 computed on 30-s intervals. 13 Possible Occultation Events (POEs) were found from the deviation method. These detections gives a density in the ecliptic sky plane of TNOs larger than 400-m radius of N(R > 400 m)=1.4^+4.2_-0.7 ×10^7 deg^-2. The fit of the density of TNOs with the believed break rbreak = 45km provides a power-law size distribution index q larger than 3.5. This value is consistent with the detection of two potential events from Hubble Space Telescope (HST)/Fine Guidance Sensor (FGS) observations that found q = 3.8±0.2. However, fitting the 13 POEs with the HST/FGS result alone gives a power-law size distribution index of q = 4.5±0.2 in the size range of 0.2-2.0 km. This value is then compared with evolution models of the Kuiper belt.

Abstract Copyright: © 2014 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society (2014)

Journal keyword(s): occultations - Kuiper belt: general - minor planets, asteroids: general - planets and satellites: formation

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