PSJC #9 March 5 2008

Shiny Trojans

Yan Fernandez

I will report on a project to study the surface properties of Jovian Trojan asteroids using the Spitzer Space Telescope and ground-based facilities. We have amassed a sample of albedos that give us clues about the collisional and evolutionary history of this group of objects. I will link our results to those of other groups and also discuss the implications of our results to the "Nice" model.