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Characterization of Temporarily Captured Minimoon 2020 CD3 by Keck Time-resolved Spectrophotometry

  • Authors: Bryce T. Bolin, Christoffer Fremling, Timothy R. Holt, Matthew J. Hankins, Tomás Ahumada, Shreya Anand, Varun Bhalerao, Kevin B. Burdge, Chris M. Copperwheat, Michael Coughlin, Kunal P. Deshmukh, Kishalay De, Mansi M. Kasliwal, Alessandro Morbidelli, Josiah N. Purdum, Robert Quimby, Dennis Bodewits, Chan-Kao Chang, Wing-Huen Ip, Chen-Yen Hsu, Russ R. Laher, Zhong-Yi Lin, Carey M. Lisse, Frank J. Masci, Chow-Choong Ngeow, Hanjie Tan, Chengxing Zhai, Rick Burruss, Richard Dekany, Alexandre Delacroix, Dmitry A. Duev, Matthew Graham, David Hale, Shrinivas R. Kulkarni, Thomas Kupfer, Ashish Mahabal, Przemyslaw J. Mróz, James D. Neill, Reed Riddle, Hector Rodriguez, Roger M. Smith, Maayane T. Soumagnac, Richard Walters, Lin Yan, and Jeffry Zolkower

2020 The Astrophysical Journal Letters 900 L45.

  • Provider: AAS Journals

Caption: Figure 7.

Top left panel: mean geocentric Cartesian y and x coordinates of 2020 CD3 orbital clones integrated backward 100 yr from 2020 March 23 UTC (red line), with the Earth’s three Hill radii marked in green. Top right panel: same as the top left panel except for the mean geocentric Cartesian x and z coordinates of 2020 CD3 orbital clones integrated backward 100 yr from 2020 March 23 UTC. Bottom left panel: evolution in 2020 CD3’s orbital clones’ mean semimajor axis integrated backward 100 yr from 2020 March 23 UTC, with the Earth’s orbit in black. Bottom right panel: geocentric distance of 2020 CD3 orbital clones integrated backward 100 yr from 2020 March 23 UTC.

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