Talk:Haumea family

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UZ117 and CB79[edit]

Schaller's talk Oct 13 ID'd UZ117 and CB79 as members, bringing the total to 8, but we only had 5--don't know what the sixth one is. kwami (talk) 21:53, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

UZ117 and CB79 have been confirmed as members of the family by both Pinilla-Alonso et al. 2008 [1] and Schaller & Brown 2008 [2]

You need both, a neutral visible spectrum and a nearIR with deep water ice absorption bands.

As far as I know, the actual confirmed members are 8: Haumea, 1996 TO66, 1995 SM55, 2002 TX300, 2003 OP32, 2005 RR43, 2003 UZ117 and 2005 CB79 (and the particular case of Haumea's biggest satellite) (IcesAreCool (talk) 01:49, 14 June 2009 (UTC))

2003 SQ317[edit]

Additional member 2003 SQ317, see —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:02, 31 December 2009 (UTC)

Graze and Merge[edit]

I've come across a recent paper explaining the characteristics of Haumea and its collision family via a type of collision referred to as 'graze and merge' wherein the the impactor looses enough energy in a initial oblique collision to be gravitationally captured after which it recollides and merges forming a rapidly spinning elongated object which spins of fragments to form the collisional family.


Zoe M. Leinhardt, Robert A. Marcus, Sarah T. Stewart —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:04, 29 January 2010 (UTC)


I have not yet seen this term: could someone point me to where it has been used (naturally, outside Wikipedia)? Double sharp (talk) 13:18, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^ Title: Visible spectroscopy in the neighborhood of 2003EL{61} Authors: Pinilla-Alonso, N.; Licandro, J.; Lorenzi, V. Publication: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 489, Issue 1, 2008, pp.455-458 date = July 2008
  2. ^ Title: Detection of Additional Members of the 2003 EL61 Collisional Family via Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Authors: Schaller, E. L.; Brown, M. E. Publication: The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 684, Issue 2, pp. L107-L109. (ApJ Homepage) date: August 2008