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dc.contributor.advisorMichael Person.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHenderson, Phoebe Jen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-12T19:31:16Z
dc.date.available2018-03-12T19:31:16Z
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/114133
dc.descriptionThesis: S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, 2013.en_US
dc.description"June 2013." Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 23-24).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis was designed to make spectroscopic measurements of Ceres within the visible spectrum, specifically within the wavelength range of 6000 and 7000 Angstroms. The asteroid was observed for 6 nights, for lengths of time varying from 3 to 7.5 hours. The main goal was to support/refute the previous findings about absorption features within the wavelength range being observed. Additionally, this thesis was designed to determine the rotational variability of minerals on Ceres. In order to determine the asteroid's variablity, the rotational period of Ceres was divided into eight phases, and average spectra were determined for each phase. The results show that there is a weak rotational variability of the feature between 6200 and 6400 Angstroms. The feature varies over the surface of Ceres by 2.5% with a mean error of 1.6%. There have been previous reports of absorption features on asteroids between 6000 and 6500 Angstroms, which have been associated with ferric Fe absorptions in Fe alteration minerals. Examples of such minerals include goethite and iron oxide hematite.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Phoebe J. Henderson.en_US
dc.format.extent25 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsMIT theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed, downloaded, or printed from this source but further reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectEarth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences.en_US
dc.titleRotationally resolved visible spectroscopy of the Asteroid 1 Ceresen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.B.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc1027724328en_US


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