The Yarkovsky drift's influence on NEAs: Trends and predictions with neowise measurements

C. R. Nugent, A. Mainzer, J. Masiero, T. Grav, J. Bauer

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Abstract

We used WISE-derived geometric albedos (p V ) and diameters, as well as geometric albedos and diameters from the literature, to produce more accurate diurnal Yarkovsky drift predictions for 540 near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) out of the current sample of ∼8800 known objects. As 10 of the 12 objects with the fastest predicted rates have observed arcs of less than a decade, we list upcoming apparitions of these NEAs to facilitate observations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number75
JournalAstronomical Journal
Volume144
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • astrometry
  • minor planets, asteroids: general
  • minor planets, asteroids: individual (2010 JG87, 2006 HY51, (137924) 2000 BD19, 2010 HX107, 2002 LT24, (153201) 2000 WO107, 2010 EX11, 2008 EY5, 2006 NL, 2006 MD12, 2010 GQ75)
  • radiation mechanisms: thermal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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