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Q-type asteroid

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  1. Q-type asteroids are relatively uncommon inner-belt asteroids with a strong, broad 1 micrometre olivine and pyroxene feature, and a spectral slope that indiciates the presence of metal

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    created by user picturefactobot on December 31, 2008
  2. Q-type asteroids are spectrally more similar to ordinary chondrite meteorites (types H, L, LL) than any other asteroid type

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  3. There are absorption features shortwards and longwards of 0.7 ┬Ám, and the spectrum is generally intermediate between the V and S-type

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  4. This has led scientists to speculate that they are abundant, but only a few of this type has been characterized

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  5. Examples of Q-type asteroids are: 1862 Apollo and 2063 Bacchus, as well as the unnumbered asteroids 1991 BN and 1997 US9

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