Some Interesting Papers about Binary Asteroids





        Merline, W.J., Weidenschilling, S.J., Durda, D.D., Margot, J.-L., Pravec, P., Storrs, A.D., 2002. Asteroids do have satellites. In: Bottke Jr., W.F., Cellino, A., Paolicchi, P., Binzel, R.P. (Eds.), Asteroids III. Univ. of Arizona Press, Tucson, pp. 289312.


        Richardson, D.C. and Walsh, K.J., 2006. Binary Minor Planets. Annu. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci. 34:47-81.




        Pravec, P., Scheirich, P., Kusnirak, P., Sarounova, L, Mottola, S., et al. 2006. Photometric survey of binary near-Earth asteroids. Icarus 181, 63-93.


        Sheppard, S.S., Jewitt, D. 2004. Extreme Kuiper belt object 2001 QG298 and the fraction of contact binaries. Astron. J. 127, 302333




        Bottke Jr., W.F., Melosh, H.J., 1996. Formation of asteroid satellites and doublet craters by planetary tidal forces. Nature 381, 5153.


        Margot, J-L., Nolan, M.C., Benner, L.A.M., Ostro, S.J., Jurgens, R.F., et al. 2002. Binary asteroids in the near-Earth object population. Science 296, 144548.


        Durda, D.D., Bottke, W.F. Jr, Enke, B.L., Merline, W.J., Asphaug, E., et al. 2004. The formation of asteroid satellites in large impacts: results from numerical simulations. Icarus 167, 38296.


        Walsh, K.J. and Richardson, D.C., 2006. Binary near-Earth asteroid formation: Rubble pile model for tidal disruptions. Icarus 180, 201216.