Search for Vulcanoid Asteriods - Page 8

If Vulcanoids exist ... line

  • Typical long-term resident of the Vulcanoid zone
    • 900K (1160F) to 1100K (1620F) surface temperature
      • Would not be a bright icy body!
      • Radiation blasted dark body - Mercury-like in appearance?

  • Orbits the Sun in 8 to 28 days, most inclined < 10 degrees

  • If they formed in early solar system: > 50m in diameter
    • Tiny Vulcanoids would be pushed out of zone in 4 billion years
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By Landon Curt Noll: for the SEC 2007 conference.