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Paper: Small Bodies in the Outer Solar System
Volume: 352, New Horizons in Astronomy: Frank N. Bash Symposium 2005
Page: 3
Authors: Sheppard, S.S.
Abstract: The dynamical and physical characteristics of asteroids, comets, Kuiper Belt objects and satellites give us insight on the processes operating in the Solar System and allow us to probe the planet formation epoch. The recent advent of sensitive, wide-field CCD detectors are allowing us to complete the inventory of our Solar System and obtain detailed knowledge about the small bodies it contains. I will discuss the recent results with a focus on the new bodies being discovered beyond Neptune with a particular emphasis on the very distant orbit of (90377) Sedna and 2003 UB313, which is larger than Pluto.
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