Toni Santana-Ros on the finding of Arrokoth

Source: La Vanguardia
Published on 14.02.2020


Researcher Toni Santana-Ros comments for La Vanguardia about the finding and description of Arrokoth, the furthest object of the Solar System. The study has been recently published in three consecutive papers in Science this week, using the data obtained by the New Horizons space mission.

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Read the original Science articles:

"The solar nebula origin of (486958) Arrokoth, a primordial contact binary in the Kuiper belt", W.B. McKinnon et al.;

"The geology and geophysics of Kuiper Belt object (486958) Arrokoth", J.R. Spencer et al.;

"Color, composition, and thermal environment of Kuiper Belt object (486958) Arrokoth" by W.M. Grundy et al.