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Predictions for Dusty Mass Loss from Asteroids During Close Encounters with Solar Probe Plus

The Solar Probe Plus ( SPP) mission will explore the Sun\textquoterights corona and innermost solar wind starting in 2018. The spacecraft will also come close to a number of Mercury-crossing asteroids with perihelia less than 0.3 AU. At small heliocentric distances, these objects may begin to lose mass, thus becoming "active asteroids" with comet-like comae or tails. This paper assembles a database of 97 known Mercury-crossing asteroids that may be encountered by SPP, and it presents estimates of their time-dependent visi ...

Cranmer, Steven;

Published by: Earth, Moon, and Planets      Published on: 11/2016

YEAR: 2016     DOI: 10.1007/s11038-016-9490-5

Asteroids; Astrophysics - Earth and Planetary Astrophysics; Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics; Comets; Inner heliosphere; Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus