The infrared spectrum of asteroid 433 Eros

Harold P. Larson, Uwe Fink, Richard R. Treffers, Thomas N. Gautier

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The mineralogical composition of asteroid Eros has been determined from its infrared spectrum (0.9-2.7μm; 28cm-1 resolution). Major minerals include metallic NiFe and pyroxene; no spectroscopic evidence for olivine or plagioclase feldspar was found. The IR spectrum of Eros is most consistent with a stony-iron composition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-103
Number of pages9
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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