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VLT/SPHERE- and ALMA-based shape reconstruction of asteroid (3) Juno

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Original languageEnglish
Article numberL3
Number of pages5
JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2015
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


We use the recently released Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) and VLT/SPHERE science verification data, together with earlier adaptive-optics images, stellar occultation, and lightcurve data to model the 3D shape and spin of the large asteroid (3) Juno with the all-data asteroid modelling (ADAM) procedure. These data set limits on the plausible range of shape models, yielding reconstructions suggesting that, despite its large size, Juno has sizable unrounded features moulded by non-gravitational processes such as impacts.


  • Instrumentation: adaptive optics, Instrumentation: interferometers, Methods: numerical, Minor planets, asteroids: individual: (3) Juno

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