This is an up-to-date view of the solar system's minor bodies (comets, asteroids, meteors, trans-Neptunian objects and small satellites), stressing their interrelations, and relevance to accretion processes in the early solar system. The topics cover physical aspects, as well as dynamics, and observing programs related to these bodies. The volume also contains material related to current and planned space missions to minor bodies, in particular the successful Deep Impact mission to the comet Tempel 1. The book comprises 28 articles written by specialists in the field, who gave invited talks at the IAU S229 ACM meeting held in Buzios, Brazil, in August 2005. It will be of interest to researchers and graduate students working in planetary sciences and related fields.
Table of Contents
Preface; Organizing committee; Conference photograph; Conference participants; Physical properties of small bodies from Atens to TNOs C. R. Chapman; Orbital migration in protoplanetary disks J. C. B. Papaloizu and E. Szuskiewicz; Deep Impact: excavating comet 9P/Tempel 1 M. F. A'Hearn; Physical properties of dust in the Solar System and its interrelation with small bodies I. Mann, A. Czechowski, H. Kimura, T. Minato, and T. Yamamoto; Connections between asteroid and cometary nuclei I. Toth; Dawn and mission operations C. T. Russel, C. A. Raymond, T. C. Fraschetti, M. D. Rayman, C. A. Polanskey, K. A. Schimmels and S. P. Joy; Review of Spitzer Space Telescope observations of small bodies of the Solar System J. Crovisier; What makes comets active? D. Prialnik; Trans-Neptunian objects' surface properties M. A. Barucci and N. Peixinho; Dynamical structure and origin of the Trans-Neptunian population R. S. Gomes; Properties of the Near-Earth population: the ACM2005 view R. P. Binzel and D. F. Lukishko; Potential impact detection for Near-Earth asteroids: the case of 99942 Apophis (2004 MN4) S. R. Chesley; Meteoroid streams: mathematical modeling and observations G. O. Ryabova; Physical and chemical properties of meteoroids J. Borovicka; Asteroid-meteorite links: the Vesta conundrum(s) C. M. Pieters, R. P. Binzel, D. Bogard, T. Hiroi, D. Mittlefehldt, L. Nyquist, A. Rivkin, and H. Takeda; Asteroid families D. Nesvorny, W. F. Bottke, D. Vokroulichy, A. Morbidelli, and R. Jedike; Solar System binaries K. S. Noll; Outer irregular satellites of the planets and their relationship with asteroids, comets and Kuiper Belt objects S. Sheppard; Collisional evolution of asteroids, Trojans and TNOs A. Campo Bagatin; Non-gravitational forces acting on small bodies M. Broz, D. Vokroulicky, W. F. Bottke, D. Nesvorny, A. Morbidelli, and D. Capek; Unbiased orbit determination for the next generation of asteroid/comet surveys A. Milani, G. F. Gronchi, Z. Knezevic, M. E. Sansaturio, O. Arratia, L. Denneau, T. Grav, J. Heasley, R. Jedike and J. Kubica; Origin of water on terrestrial planets M. Drake and H. Campins; The interior of outer Solar System bodies M. T. Caprria and A. Coradini; Compositional coma investigations: dust and gas production rates in comets R. Schulz; Active asteroids: a mystery in the main belt H. Hsieh and D. Jewitt; Rotational properties of asteroids, comets and TNOs A. W. Harris and P. Pravec; The surface properties of small asteroids from thermal-infrared observations A. W. Harris; Author index.