36th DPS Meeting, 8-12 November 2004
Session 3 Kuiper Belt I: Observations
Oral, Monday, November 8, 2004, 10:30am-12:noon, Clark

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[3.08] Colors of Kuiper Belt Objects and Centaurs

W. Romanishin (U. of Oklahoma), S. C. Tegler (Northern Arizona Univ.), G. J. Consolmagno (Vatican Observatory)

We present new BVR colors of Kuiper belt objects and centaurs that bring the total number of colors in our continuing optical color survey of minor bodies in the outer solar system to over 100. We summarize the correlations between colors and orbital properties revealed by our survey, and what these correlations may say about the origin and evolution of these bodies.

We thank the NASA Planetary Astronomy Program for funding of this work.

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