MRC Asteroid Dynamical Families

This dataset contains the Mothe-Diniz et al. (MRC) compilation of asteroid families and clusters, resulting from the application of the Hierarchical Clustering Method (HCM) on a set of around 120,000 asteroids with available proper elements. Whenever available, the classification in the Bus taxonomy is provided for family members, based on spectra from the SMASS, SMASS2 and S3OS2 spectroscopic surveys.

Data Set Info
PDS4 version urn:nasa:pds:ast.mrc.families::1.0 Browse Download (1.0 MB)
PDS3 version EAR-A-VARGBDET-5-MOTHEFAM-V1.1 Browse Download (1.0 MB)

The PDS4 bundle was migrated from the PDS3 data set in August 2020. The data content is unchanged.

Use the following citation to reference this data set:

"Mothe-Diniz, T., Roig, F., and Carvano, J.M., Mothe-Diniz Asteroid Dynamical Families V1.1. EAR-A-VARGBDET-5-MOTHEFAM-V1.1. NASA Planetary Data System, 2012."

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EAR-A-VARGBDET-5-MOTHEFAM-V1.0 Browse Download (1.0 Mb)