Edited by M. Antonietta Barucci, Hermann Boehnhardt, Dale P. Cruikshank,
and Alessandro Morbidelli

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The Solar System Beyond Neptune: Overview and Perspectives (pp. 3–10)
M. A. Barucci, H. Boehnhardt, D. P. Cruikshank, and A. Morbidelli
7029.pdf (126 K)

The Early Development of Ideas Concerning the Transneptunian Region (pp. 11–23)
J. K. Davies, J. McFarland, M. E. Bailey, B. G. Marsden, and W.-H. Ip
7006.pdf (210 K)

Transneptunian Orbit Computation (pp. 25–40)
J. Virtanen, G. Tancredi, G. M. Bernstein, T. Spahr, and K. Muinonen
7007.pdf (916 K)


Nomenclature in the Outer Solar System (pp. 43–57)
B. Gladman, B. G. Marsden, and C. VanLaerhoven
7002.pdf (3.3 MB)

The Orbital and Spatial Distribution of the Kuiper Belt (pp. 59–69)
JJ Kavelaars, L. Jones, B. Gladman, and J. W. Parker, and J-M. Petit
7032.pdf (478 K)

Size Distribution of Multikilometer Transneptunian Objects (pp. 71–87)
J-M. Petit, JJ Kavelaars, B. Gladman, and T. Laredo
7031.pdf (345 MB)


Color Properties and Trends of the Transneptunian Objects (pp. 91–104)
A. Doressoundiram, H. Boehnhardt, S. C. Tegler, and C. Trujillo
7016.pdf (636 K)

Colors of Centaurs (pp. 105–114)
S. C. Tegler, J. M. Bauer, W. Romanishin, and N. Peixinho
7010.pdf (792 K)

Surface Properties of Kuiper Belt Objects and Centaurs from Photometry and Polarimetry (pp. 115–127)
I. N. Belskaya, A-C. Levasseur-Regourd, Y. G. Shkuratov, and K. Muinonen
7001.pdf (506 K)

Photometric Lightcurves of Transneptunian Objects and Centaurs: Rotations, Shapes, and Densities (pp. 129–142)
S. S. Sheppard, P. Lacerda, and J. L. Ortiz
7004.pdf (472 K)

Composition and Surface Properties of Transneptunian Objects and Centaurs (pp. 143–160)
M. A. Barucci, M. E. Brown, J. P. Emery, and F. Merlin
7005.pdf (2.4 MB)

Physical Properties of Kuiper Belt and Centaur Objects: Constraints from the Spitzer Space Telescope (pp. 161–179)
J. Stansberry, W. Grundy, M. Brown, D. Cruikshank, J. Spencer, D. Trilling, and J.-L. Margot
7017.pdf (1.4 MB)

Transneptunian Object Taxonomy (pp. 181–192)
M. Fulchignoni, I. Belskaya, M. A. Barucci, M. C. De Santis, and A. Doressoundiram
7023.pdf (261 K)


Physical Effects of Collisions in the Kuiper Belt (pp. 195–211)
Z. M. Leinhardt, S. T. Stewart, and P. H. Schultz
7028.pdf (453 K)

Structure and Evolution of Kuiper Belt Objects and Dwarf Planets (pp. 213–241)
W. B. McKinnon, D. Prialnik, S. A. Stern, and A. Coradini
7035.pdf (2.8 MB)

The Structure of Kuiper Belt Bodies: Link with Comets (pp. 243–256)
A. Coradini, M. T. Capria, M. C. De Sanctis, and W. B. McKinnon
7024.pdf (370 K)


The Scattered Disk: Origins, Dynamics, and End States (pp. 259–273)
R. S. Gomes, J. A. Fernández, T. Gallardo, and A. Brunini
7003.pdf (2.5 MB)

The Dynamical Structure of the Kuiper Belt and Its Primordial Origin (pp. 275–292)
A. Morbidelli, H. F. Levison, and R. Gomes
7026.pdf (2.2 MB)

Formation and Collisional Evolution of Kuiper Belt Objects (pp. 293–313)
S. J. Kenyon, B. C. Bromley, D. P. O'Brien, and D. R. Davis
7027.pdf (584 K)

The Role of the Galaxy in the Dynamical Evolution of Transneptunian Objects (pp. 315–331)
M. J. Duncan, R. Brasser, L. Dones, and H. F. Levison
7008.pdf (965 K)


The Largest Kuiper Belt Objects (pp. 335–344)
M. E. Brown
7018.pdf (1.1 MB)

Binaries in the Kuiper Belt (pp. 345–363)
K. S. Noll, W. M. Grundy, E. I. Chiang, J.-L. Margot, and S. D. Kern
7020.pdf (383 K)

On the Atmospheres of Objects in the Kuiper Belt (pp. 365–380)
S. A. Stern and L. M. Trafton
7014.pdf (550 K)


De Troianis: The Trojans in the Planetary System (pp. 383–395)
E. Dotto, J. P. Emery, M. A. Barucci, A. Morbidelli, and D. P. Cruikshank
7013.pdf (1.0 MB)

Kuiper Belt Objects in the Planetary Region: The Jupiter-Family Comets (pp. 397–410)
S. Lowry, A. Fitzsimmons, P. Lamy, and P. Weissman
7015.pdf (990 K)

Irregular Satellites of the Giant Planets (pp. 411–424)
P. D. Nicholson, M. Cuk, S. S. Sheppard, D. Nesvorný, and T. V. Johnson
7030.pdf (511 K)

Structure of the Kuiper Belt Dust Disk (pp. 425–439)
J.-C. Liou and D. E. Kaufmann
7019.pdf (1.1 MB)


The Limits of Our Solar System (pp. 443–463)
J. D. Richardson and N. Schwadron
7034.pdf (2.2 MB)

Extrasolar Kuiper Belt Dust Disks (pp. 465–480)
A. Moro-Martín, M. C. Wyatt, R. Malhotra, and D. E. Trilling
7009.pdf (1.3 MB)


Laboratory Data on Ices, Refractory Carbonaceous Materials, and Minerals Relevant to Transneptunian Objects and Centaurs (pp. 483–506)
C. de Bergh, B. Schmitt, L. V. Moroz, E. Quirico, and D. P. Cruikshank
7011.pdf (967 K)

Laboratory Studies of the Chemistry of Transneptunian Object Surface Materials (pp. 507–523)
R. L. Hudson, M. E. Palumbo, G. Strazzulla, M. H. Moore, J. F. Cooper, and S. J. Sturner
7012.pdf (751 K)

Meteorites from the Outer Solar System? (pp. 525–541)
M. Gounelle, A. Morbidelli, P. A. Bland, P. Spurný, E. D. Young, and M. Sephton
7025.pdf (1.2 MB)


The Kuiper Belt Explored by Serendipitous Stellar Occultations (pp. 545–556)
F. Roques, G. Georgevits, and A. Doressoundiram
7022.pdf (456 K)

New Horizons: NASA's Pluto-Kuiper Belt Mission (pp. 557–571)
H. A. Weaver and S. A. Stern
7033.pdf (1.3 MB)

Future Surveys of the Kuiper Belt (pp. 573–585)
C. A. Trujillo
7021.pdf (1.4 MB)


Plates 1–2 (accompany chapter #7016 by Doressoundiram et al.)
  Plates 1 and 2 (602 K)

Plates 3–4 (accompany chapter #7028 by Leinhardt et al.)
  Plates 3 and 4 (722 K)

Plates 5–6 (accompany chapter #7035 by McKinnon et al.)
  Plate 5 (3.4 MB)
  Plate 6 (2.3 MB)

Plate 7 (accompanies chapter #7026 by Morbidelli et al.)
  Plate 7 (188 K)

Plate 8 (accompanies chapter #7030 by Nicholson et al. )
  Plate 8 (103 K)

Plates 9–10 (accompany chapter #7019 by Liou et al.)
  Plate 9 (6.1 MB)
  Plate 10 (2.2 MB)

Plates 11–12 (accompany chapter #7034 by Richardson et al.)
  Plate 11 (2 MB)
  Plate 12 (2.8 MB)

Plate 13 (accompanies chapter #7033 by Weaver and Stern)
  Plate 13 (383 K)