"It's full of asteroids!": Solar system science with a large field of view

Bryan Holler, Stefanie Milam, James Bauer, Jeffrey Kruk, Charles Alcock, Michele Bannister, Gordon Bjoraker, Dennis Bodewits, Amanda Bosh, Marc Buie, Tony Farnham, Nader Haghighipour, Paul Hardersen, Alan Harris, Christopher Hirata, Henry Hsieh, Michael Kelley, Matthew Knight, Emily Kramer, Andrea LongobardoConor Nixon, Ernesto Palomba, Silvia Protopapa, Lynnae Quick, Darin Ragozzine, Vishnu Reddy, Jason Rhodes, Andy Rivkin, Gal Sarid, Amanda Sickafoose, Amy Simon, Cristina Thomas, David Trilling, Robert West

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Abstract

Next-generation space telescopes will have larger apertures, larger fields of view, and more sensitive instrumentation than their predecessors. The prospects for solar system science with these facilities are substantial, particularly in the area of space-based surveys for the detection of new minor bodies and irregular satellites.
Original languageEnglish
Article number68
JournalBulletin of the American Astronomical Society
Volume51
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01 May 2019

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White paper for the Astro2020 U.S. Decadal Survey

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