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Title: Near-Earth asteroid 2005 CR37 : radar images and photometry of a candidate contact binary
Authors: Benner, Lance A.M.
Nolan, Michael C.
Ostro, Steven J.
Giorgini, Jon D.
Pray, Donald P.
Harris, Alan W.
Magri, Christopher
Margot, Jean-Luc
Keywords: asteroids
near Earth objects
Issue Date: 13-Mar-2006
Publisher: Elsevier Science Inc.
Citation: Icarus 182, 474-481, 2006
Abstract: Arecibo (2380 MHz, 13 cm) radar observations of 2005 CR37 provide detailed images of a candidate contact binary: a 1.8-km-long, extremely bifurcated object. Although the asteroid’s two lobes are round, there are regions of modest topographic relief, such as an elevated, 200-m-wide facet, that suggest that the lobes are geologically more complex than either coherent fragments or homogeneous rubble piles. Since January 1999, about 9% of NEAs larger than ~200 m imaged by radar can be described as candidate contact binaries.
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