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Title: Pluto-charon mutual events

Since 1985, planetary astronomers have been working to take advantage of a once-per-century apparent alignment between Pluto and its satellite, Charon, which has allowed mutual occultation and transit events to be observed. There events, which will cease in 1990, have permitted the first precise determinations of their individual radii, densities, and surface compositions. In addition, information on their surface albedo distributions can be obtained.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (USA))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5917073
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Geophysical Research Letters (American Geophysical Union); (USA); Journal Volume: 16:11
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; PLUTO PLANET; SATELLITES; ALBEDO; ALIGNMENT; CHEMICAL COMPOSITION; DENSITY; ECLIPSE; GEOMETRY; MONITORING; PHOTOMETRY; SIZE; SURFACES; MATHEMATICS; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; PLANETS 640107* -- Astrophysics & Cosmology-- Planetary Phenomena