JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020

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[P-PS07] Solar System Small Bodies: Explorations of Ryugu, Bennu, and the Solar System at Large

convener:Taishi Nakamoto(Tokyo Institute of Technology), Tatsuaki Okada(Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), Dante S Lauretta(University of Arizona), Masateru Ishiguro(Department of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University)

[PPS07-P13] Q-type asteroids: possibility of having non-fresh weathered surfaces without fine particles

*Sunao Hasegawa1, Takahiro Hiroi2, Katsuhito Ohtsuka3, Masateru Ishiguro4, Daisuke Kuroda5, Takashi Ito6, Sho Sasaki7 (1.Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, 2.Brown University, 3.Tokyo Meteor Network, 4.Seoul National University, 5.Kyoto University, 6.National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 7.Osaka University)

Keywords:asteroid, space weathering

Itokawa particles not only put an end to the S-complex asteroid problem, but also brought the new mystery that space weathering time scale three orders of magnitude shorter than previously thought mechanisms.
The orbital evolution caluculation in this study (Hasegawa et al. 2019, PASJ 71, 103) reveales that the mechanism of refreshing the surface by the close encounter of the planet can be applied to maximally about halves of currently known Q-type asteroids, but not to the remaining about halves.
The results of laboratory experiments on space weathering show that the spectrum of Q-type asteroids in the case of asteroid surface without less than 100 micron particles even when space weathered can be explained.
Solar radiation pressure and electrostatic force can be considered as a mechanism to release particles smaller than 100 micron and it has been found that they can be applied to Q-type asteroids less than 0.5 km in diameter with very small perihelion or less than 0.3 km in diameter.