J-type asteroids are asteroids with spectra similar to that of diogenite meteorites and so, presumably, to the deeper layers of the crust of 4 Vesta.
Their spectra are rather similar to that of the V-type asteroids but have a particularly strong 1 μm absorption band.
Examples are 2442 Corbett, 3869 Norton, 4005 1979 TC2, and 4215 1987 VE1.
- ^ R. P. Binzel and S. Xu Chips off of asteroid 4 Vesta: Evidence for the parent body of basaltic achondrite meteorites, Science, Vol. 260, p. 186 (1993).