References on Main Belt Comets


  • I. Toth (2000). Impact-generated activity period of the asteroid 7968 Elst-Pizarro in 1996: Identification of the asteroid 427 Galene as the most probable parent body of the impactors. Astron. Ap. 360, p.375-380. ADS link

  • H. Hsieh, D. Jewitt and Y. Fernandez (2004). A Comet Amongst the Asteroids: The Strange Case of 133P/Elst-Pizarro. Astronomical Journal, 127, 2997-3017. pdf version

  • H. Hsieh and D. Jewitt (2006). A Population of Comets in the Main Asteroid Belt. Science, 312, 561-563. pdf version and see also the Nature commentary on this paper by Alan Fitzsimmons pdf version

  • D. Jewitt (2009). Six Hot Topics in Planetary Astronomy. Invited chapter for Small Bodies in Planetary Systems, [eds. Ingrid Mann, Akiko Nakamura and T adashi Mukai], Lecture Notes in Physics Volume 758, Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 259-296 pdf version. You can get the whole book here (highly recommended).

  • H. Hsieh, D. Jewitt and Y. Fernandez (2009). Albedos of Main-Belt Comets 133P/Elst-Pizarro and 176P/LINEAR. Ap. J. Lett., 694, L111-L114 pdf version.

  • D. Jewitt, B. Yang and N. Haghighipour (2009). Main-Belt Comet P/2008 R1 (Garradd). Astronomical Journal, 137, 4313-4321 pdf version

  • Hsieh, H.; Jewitt, D; Lacerda, P; Lowry, S; Snodgrass, C. (2010). The return of activity in main-belt comet 133P/Elst-Pizarro. MNRAS, 403, 363-377

  • Hsieh, H.; Jewitt, D; Ishiguro, M. (2009). Physical Properties of Main-Belt Comet P/2005 U1 (Read). Astronomical Journal, 137, 157-168.

  • Jewitt, D., Weaver, H., Agarwal, J., Mutchler, M., and Drahus, D. (2010). Newly Disrupted Main Belt Asteroid P/2010 A2. Nature, 467, 817-819. pdf version

  • D. Jewitt, H. Weaver, M. Mutchler, S. Larson and J. Agarwal (2011). Hubble Space Telescope Observations of Main Belt Comet (596) Scheila. Ap. J. Lett., 733, L4 pdf version

  • D. Jewitt, S. Stuart and J. Li (2011). Prediscovery Observations of Disrupting Asteroid P/2010 A2. Astronomical Journal, 142:28. pdf version

  • Jewitt, D. (2012). The Active Asteroids. Astron. J., 143, 66. pdf version

  • D. Jewitt, M. Ishiguro and J. Agarwal (2013). Large Particles in Active Asteroid P/2010 A2. Ap. J. Letters, 764, L5 (6pp) pdf version

  • D. Jewitt (2013). Properties of Near-Sun Asteroids. Astronomical Journal, 145, 133(6pp) pdf version

  • J. Agarwal, D. Jewitt and H. Weaver (2013). Dynamics of Large Fragments in the Tail of Active Asteroid P/2010 A2. Astrophysical Journal, 769, 46(10pp) pdf version

  • J. Li and D. Jewitt (2013). Recurrent Perihelion Activity in (3200) Phaethon. Astronomical Journal, 145, 154;(9pp) pdf version

  • D. Jewitt, J. Li and J. Agarwal (2013). The Dust Tail of Asteroid (3200) Phaethon. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 771; L36(5pp) pdf version

  • D. Jewitt, J. Agarwal, H. Weaver, M. Mutchler and S. Larson (2013). The Extraordinary Multi-Tailed Main-Belt Comet P/2013 P5. Astrophysical Journal, 778:L21 (4pp) pdf version

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