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Over the past decade, asteroids have come to the forefront of planetary science. Scientists across broad disciplines are increasingly recognizing that understanding asteroids is essential to discerning the basic processes of planetary formation, including how their current distribution bespeaks our solar system’s cataclysmic past. For explorers, the nearest asteroids beckon as the most accessible milestones in interplanetary space, offering spaceflight destinations easier to reach than the lunar surface. For futurists, the prospects of asteroids as commercial resources tantalize as a twenty-first-century gold rush, albeit with far greater challenges than faced by nineteenth-century pioneers. For humanity, it is the realization that asteroids matter. It is not a question of if — but when — the next major impact will occur. While the disaster probabilities are thankfully small, fully cataloging and characterizing the potentially hazardous asteroid population remains unfinished business.

Asteroids IV sets the latest scientific foundation upon which all these topics and more will be built upon for the future. Nearly 150 international authorities through more than 40 chapters convey the definitive state of the field by detailing our current astronomical, compositional, geological, and geophysical knowledge of asteroids, as well as their unique physical processes and interrelationships with comets and meteorites. Most importantly, this volume outlines the outstanding questions that will focus and drive researchers and students of all ages toward new advances in the coming decade and beyond.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Front Matter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. List of Contributing Authors
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Scientific Organizing Committee and Acknowledgment of Reviewers
  2. p. xiv
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  1. Foreword
  2. Richard P. Binzel
  3. p. xv
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xvii-xviii
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  1. Part 1: Introduction
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. Asteroids: Recent Advances and New Perspectives
  2. P. Michel, F. E. DeMeo, and W. F. Bottke
  3. pp. 3-10
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  1. Part 2: Physical and Compositional Properties
  2. pp. 11-12
  1. The Compositional Structure of the Asteroid Belt
  2. F. E. DeMeo, C. M. O’D. Alexander, K. J. Walsh and C. R. Chapman, R. P. Binzel
  3. pp. 13-42
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  1. Mineralogy and Surface Composition of Asteroids
  2. Vishnu Reddy, Tasha L. Dunn, Cristina A. Thomas, Nicholas A. Moskovitz,, Thomas H. Burbine
  3. pp. 43-64
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  1. Astronomical Observations of Volatiles on Asteroids
  2. Andrew S. Rivkin, Humberto Campins, Joshua P. Emery, Ellen S. Howell, Javier Licandro,, Driss Takir, Faith Vilas
  3. pp. 65-88
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  1. Space-Based Thermal Infrared Studies of Asteroids
  2. Amy Mainzer, Fumihiko Usui, David E. Trilling
  3. pp. 89-106
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  1. Asteroid Thermophysical Modeling
  2. pp. 107-128
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  1. Asteroid Photometry
  2. Irina Belskaya, Alberto Cellino, Ricardo Gil-Hutton, Karri Muinonen, Yuriy Shkuratov
  3. pp. 129-150
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  1. Asteroid Polarimetry
  2. Lance A. M. Benner, Michael W. Busch, Jon D. Giorgini, Patrick A. Taylor, Jean-Luc Margot
  3. pp. 151-164
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  1. Radar Observations of Near-Earth and Main-Belt Asteroids
  2. Josef Ďurech, Benoȋt Carry, Marco Delbo, Mikko Kaasalainen and Matti Viikinkoski
  3. pp. 165-182
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  1. Asteroid Models from Multiple Data Sources
  2. Joshua P. Emery, Francesco Marzari, Linda M. French, Tommy Grav Planetary Science Institute
  3. pp. 183-202
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  1. The Complex History of Trojan Asteroids
  2. David Jewitt, Henry Hsieh, Jessica Agarwal
  3. pp. 203-220
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  1. The Active Asteroids
  2. Richard P. Binzel, Vishnu Reddy, Tasha Dunn
  3. pp. 221-242
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  1. The Near-Earth Object Population: Connections to Comets,Main-Belt Asteroids, and Meteorites
  2. Richard P. Binzel, Vishnu Reddy, Tasha Dunn
  3. pp. 243-256
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  1. Small Near-Earth Asteroids as a Source of Meteorites
  2. Jiří Borovička and Pavel Spurný, Peter Brown
  3. pp. 257-280
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  1. Meteoroid Streams and the Zodiacal Cloud
  2. Peter Jenniskens
  3. pp. 281-296
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  1. Identification and Dynamical Properties of Asteroid Families
  2. David Nesvorný, Miroslav Brož, Valerio Carruba
  3. pp. 297-322
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  1. Asteroid Family Physical Properties
  2. Joseph R. Masiero, Francesca E. DeMeo, Toshihiro Kasuga, Alex H. Parker
  3. pp. 323-340
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  1. Collisional Formation and Modeling of Asteroid Families
  2. Patrick Michel, Derek C. Richardson, Daniel D. Durda, Martin Jutzi, Erik Asphaug
  3. pp. 341-354
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  1. Asteroid Systems: Binaries, Triples, and Pairs
  2. Jean-Luc Margot, Petr Pravec, Patrick Taylor, Benoît Carry, Seth Jacobson
  3. pp. 355-374
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  1. Formation and Evolution of Binary Asteroids
  2. Kevin J. Walsh, Seth A. Jacobson
  3. pp. 375-394
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  1. Part 3: Space Missions
  2. pp. 395-396
  1. Hayabusa Sample Return Mission
  2. M. Yoshikawa, J. Kawaguchi, A. Fujiwara, and A. Tsuchiyama)
  3. pp. 397-418
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  1. The Dawn Mission to Vesta and Ceres
  2. C. T. Russell, H. Y. McSween, R. Jaumann, and C. A. Raymond
  3. pp. 419-432
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  1. The Flybys of Asteroids (2867) Šteins, (21) Lutetia, and (4179) Toutatis
  2. M. A. Barucci, M. Fulchignoni, J. Ji, S. Marchi, and N. Thomas
  3. pp. 433-450
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  1. Phobos and Deimos
  2. S. L. Murchie, P. C. Thomas, A. S. Rivkin, and N. L. Chabot
  3. pp. 451-468
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  1. Part 4: Evolutionary Process
  2. pp. 469-470
  1. New Paradigms for Asteroid Formation
  2. Anders Johansen, Emmanuel Jacquet, Jeffrey N. Cuzzi, Alessandro Morbidelli, Matthieu Gounelle
  3. pp. 471-492
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  1. The Dynamical Evolution of the Asteroid Belt
  2. Alessandro Morbidelli, Kevin J. Walsh, David P. O’Brien, David A. Minton, William F. Bottke
  3. pp. 493-508
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  1. The Yarkovsky and YORP Effects
  2. David Vokrouhlický, William F. Bottke, Steven R. Che0sley, Daniel J. Scheeres, Thomas S. Statler
  3. pp. 509-532
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  1. Asteroid Differentiation: Melting and Large-Scale Structure
  2. A. Scheinberg and R. R. Fu, L. T. Elkins-Tanton, B. P. Weiss
  3. pp. 533-552
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  1. Hydrothermal and Magmatic Fluid Flow in Asteroids
  2. Lionel Wilson, Phil A. Bland, Debra Buczkowski, Klaus Keil and Alexander N. Krot
  3. pp. 553-572
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  1. Early Impact History and Dynamical Origin ofDifferentiated Meteorites and Asteroids
  2. Edward R. D. Scott, Klaus Keil, Joseph I. Goldstein, Erik Asphaug, William F. Bottke, Nicholas A. Moskovitz
  3. pp. 573-596
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  1. Asteroid Surface Alteration by Space Weathering Processes
  2. Rosario Brunetto, Mark J. Loeffler, David Nesvorný, Sho Sasaki, Giovanni Strazzulla
  3. pp. 597-616
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  1. The Formation and Evolution of Ordinary ChondriteParent Bodies
  2. Pierre Vernazza, Brigitte Zanda, Tomoki Nakamura, Edward Scott, Sara Russell
  3. pp. 617-634
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  1. Sources of Water and Aqueous Activity onthe Chondrite Parent Asteroids
  2. Alexan,der N. Krot, Kazuhide Nagashima, Conel M. O’D. Alexander, Fred J. Ciesla, Wataru Fujiya, Lydie Bonal
  3. pp. 635-660
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  1. Global-Scale Impacts
  2. Erik Asphaug, Gareth Collins, Martin Jutzi
  3. pp. 661-678
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  1. Color Section
  2. pp. 679-710
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  1. Modeling Asteroid Collisions and Impact Processes
  2. Martin Jutzi, Keith Holsapple, Kai Wünneman, Patrick Michel
  3. pp. 711-732
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  1. The Collisional Evolution of the Main Asteroid Belt
  2. William F. Bottke, David P. O’Brien, Adriano Campo Bagatin, Alessandro Morbideli, Simone Marchi
  3. pp. 733-756
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  1. Cratering on Asteroids
  2. S. Marchi, C. R. Chapman, O. S. Barnouin, J. E. Richardson, and J.-B. Vincent
  3. pp. 757-776
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  1. Asteroid Interiors and Morphology
  2. D.. J. Scheeres, D. Britt, B. Carry, and K. A. Holsapple
  3. pp. 777-798
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  1. Asteroid Surface Geophysics
  2. N. Murdoch, P. Sánchez, S. R. Schwartz, and H. Miyamoto
  3. pp. 799-824
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  1. Part 5: Groundbased Surveys, Hazards, and Future Exploration
  2. pp. 825-826
  1. Surveys, Astrometric Follow-Up, and Population Statistics
  2. R. Jedicke, M. Granvik, M. Micheli, E. Ryan, T. Spahr, and D. K. Yeomans
  3. pp. 827-846
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  1. Orbits, Long-Term Predictions, and Impact Monitoring
  2. D. Farnocchia, S. R. Chesley, A. Milani, G. F. Gronchi, and P. W. Chodas
  3. pp. 847-866
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  1. Asteroid Impacts and Modern Civilization: Can We Prevent a Catastrophe?
  2. A. W. Harris, M. Boslough, C. R. Chapman, L. Drube, P. Michel, and A. W. Harris
  3. pp. 867-886
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  1. Human Exploration of Near-Earth Asteroids
  2. P. A. Abell, B. W. Barbee, P. W. Chodas, J. Kawaguchi, R. R. Landis, D. D. Mazanek, and P. Michel
  3. pp. 887-912
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 913-927
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