Apophis Temperature Model
January 14, 2013
Title Apophis temperature model Released 09/01/2013 12:00 pm Copyright ESA/Herschel/MACH-11/T.Müller MPE (Germany) Description Temperature coded (in Kelvin) spherical shape model used for the thermal analysis of Apophis, based on data from the new Herschel observations. Note that this is a model; indications from previous lightcurve observations in 2005/06 suggest that Apophis could be elongated, which will be confirmed by ground-based observations (including lightcurves and radar images) obtained in the coming month.
Topics: Space, Astronomy, Planetary science, Technology Internet, Planemos, 99942 Apophis, Herschel Space Observatory, Io