PDS Asteroid/Dust Archive
Binary Minor Planets Summary
The data set lists orbital and physical
properties for well-observed or suspected binary/multiple minor
planets including the Pluto system, compiled from the published
literature as inspired by Richardson and Walsh (2006) and similar
reviews (Merline et al., 2003; Noll, 2006; Pravec et al., 2006; Pravec
and Harris, 2007; Descamps and Marchis, 2008; Noll et al., 2008;
Walsh, 2009). In total 269 companions in 254 systems are included.
Data are presented in three tables: one for orbital and physical
properties; one for companion designations, discovery information, and
reference codes for data values; and one giving full references for
each reference code. This data set is complete for binary/multiple
components reported through 31 March 2015.
Use the following citation to reference this data set:
"Johnston, W. R., BINARY MINOR PLANETS
V8.0. EAR-A-COMPIL-5-BINMP-V8.0. NASA Planetary Data System, 2015."
Superseded versions of this data set: