PTYS/LPL Graduate Students
Theodore KaretaOrbital Dynamics, Planetary Astronomy, Planetary Surfaces, Small Bodies
I'm interested in the life cycle of comets, from activation in the centaur region through to their deactivation and dormancy among the near-Earth objects. My work primarily uses imaging and spectroscopic observations of comets, centaurs, and comet-candidates at optical and near-infrared wavelengths with ground-based telescopes, and has recently incorporated some orbital dynamics as well.
Take a look at my website, it's got more information about me, my research, and other helpful things. (Plus I update it a little bit more often than this page!)
First Author Publications:
- Kareta et al., "Carbon Chain Depletion of 2I/Borisov", (2020), Astrophysical Journal Letters 889, 2
- Kareta et al., "Physical Characterization of the 2017 December Outburst of the Centaur 174P/Echeclus", (2019), Astronomical Journal, 158, 6.
- Kareta et al., "Rotationally Resolved Spectroscopic Characterization of Near-Earth Object (3200) Phaethon", (2018), Astronomical Journal, 156, 6.
- Reddy et al. (includes T. Kareta), Near-Earth asteroid 2012 TC4 campaign: Results from global planetary defense exercise, (2019), Icarus, TBD, TBD
- Two OSIRIS-REx papers (to be published ~March, 2019)
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