Structures and Hazards in the Neo System

  • W. M. Napier
Conference paper


Giant comets thrown into short-period orbits appear to be the dominant threat from space on timescales of human concern. A statistical examination of fine structure in the near-Earth object population reveals significant orbital groupings which may represent an intermediate stage in the disintegration of such bodies.


High Confidence Level Main Asteroid Belt Comet Splitting Candidate Asteroid Extinct Comet 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. M. Napier
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal ObservatoryEdinburghUK

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