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Color, composition, and thermal environment of Kuiper Belt object (486958) Arrokoth

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Science  13 Feb 2020:
eaay3705
DOI: 10.1126/science.aay3705

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  • Received for publication June 12, 2019
  • Accepted for publication January 22, 2020
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  1. W. M. Grundy1,2,*,
  2. M. K. Bird3,4,
  3. D. T. Britt5,
  4. J. C. Cook6,
  5. D. P. Cruikshank7,
  6. C. J. A. Howett8,
  7. S. Krijt9,
  8. I. R. Linscott10,
  9. C. B. Olkin8,
  10. A. H. Parker8,
  11. S. Protopapa8,
  12. M. Ruaud7,
  13. O. M. Umurhan7,11,
  14. L. A. Young8,
  15. C. M. Dalle Ore7,11,
  16. J. J. Kavelaars12,13,
  17. J. T. Keane14,
  18. Y. J. Pendleton7,
  19. S. B. Porter8,
  20. F. Scipioni7,11,
  21. J. R. Spencer8,
  22. S. A. Stern8,
  23. A. J. Verbiscer15,
  24. H. A. Weaver16,
  25. R. P. Binzel17,
  26. M. W. Buie8,
  27. B. J. Buratti18,
  28. A. Cheng16,
  29. A. M. Earle17,
  30. H. A. Elliott19,
  31. L. Gabasova20,
  32. G. R. Gladstone19,
  33. M. E. Hill16,
  34. M. Horanyi21,
  35. D. E. Jennings22,
  36. A. W. Lunsford22,
  37. D. J. McComas23,
  38. W. B. McKinnon24,
  39. R. L. McNutt Jr.16,
  40. J. M. Moore7,
  41. J. W. Parker8,
  42. E. Quirico20,
  43. D. C. Reuter22,
  44. P. M. Schenk25,
  45. B. Schmitt20,
  46. M. R. Showalter11,
  47. K. N. Singer8,
  48. G. E. Weigle II26,
  49. A. M. Zangari8
  1. 1Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, USA.
  2. 2Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, USA.
  3. 3Argelander-Institut für Astronomie, University of Bonn, D-53121 Bonn, Germany.
  4. 4Rheinisches Institut für Umweltforschung, Universität zu Köln, 50931 Cologne, Germany.
  5. 5University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816, USA.
  6. 6Pinhead Institute, Telluride, CO 81435, USA.
  7. 7NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035, USA.
  8. 8Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO 80302, USA.
  9. 9Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85719, USA.
  10. 10Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA.
  11. 11Carl Sagan Center, SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
  12. 12National Research Council, Victoria, BC V9E 2E7, Canada.
  13. 13Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2, Canada.
  14. 14California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA.
  15. 15University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904, USA.
  16. 16Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD 20723, USA.
  17. 17Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
  18. 18NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011, USA.
  19. 19Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX 78238, USA.
  20. 20Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Université Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France.
  21. 21University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA.
  22. 22NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA.
  23. 23Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA.
  24. 24Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63130, USA.
  25. 25Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX 77058, USA.
  26. 26Big Head Endian LLC, Leawood, KS 67019, USA.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: w.grundy{at}lowell.edu

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