Equilibrium Shapes and Geology of Transneptunian Objects and Centaurs

Branco, Hely1

1former MSc. Student, Utfpr

The equilibrium shapes of transneptunian objects, centaurs and other icy small bodies of the Solar System are directly related to their physical characteristics, such as spin velocity and global composition. Through the correlation of the aforementioned properties, it is possible to make inferences regarding their internal structures and geology through the use of analogs such as Pluto and Charon, deepening our understanding of these objects. Some of these inferences are presented in this work.


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