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Minor planets discovered: 1 [1]
(95625) 2002 GX32 April 8, 2002 MPC
co-discovered with M. W. Buie and J. L. Elliot

Amy B. Jordan is an American astronomer and a co-discoverer of a minor planet who works at the University of Colorado.

In 2002 she was part of the team which discovered (95625) 2002 GX32, a resonant Kuiper belt object at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, Chile.[2] It was her only discovery of a numbered minor planet.[1]

In 2005, she was a teaching assistant at the Summer Science Program, which teaches astronomy to high school students using a curriculum based on observing and calculating orbits of asteroids.

PublicationsEdit

  • Chiang, EI, Jordan, AB, (2002). On the Plutinos and Twotinos of the Kuiper belt. [3]
  • Chiang, EI, Jordan, AB, Millis, RL et al (2003). Resonance occupation in the Kuiper belt: Case examples of the 5: 2 and Trojan resonances. [4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  2. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 95625 (2002 GX32)" (2006-04-25 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  3. ^ Chiang, E. I.; Jordan, A. B. (2002). "On the Plutinos and Twotinos of the Kuiper Belt". The Astronomical Journal. 124 (6): 3430. arXiv:astro-ph/0210440. Bibcode:2002AJ....124.3430C. doi:10.1086/344605. ISSN 1538-3881.
  4. ^ Chiang, E. I.; Jordan, A. B.; Millis, R. L.; Buie, M. W.; Wasserman, L. H.; Elliot, J. L.; Kern, S. D.; Trilling, D. E.; Meech, K. J. (2003). "Resonance Occupation in the Kuiper Belt: Case Examples of the 5:2 and Trojan Resonances". The Astronomical Journal. 126 (1): 430. arXiv:astro-ph/0301458. Bibcode:2003AJ....126..430C. doi:10.1086/375207. ISSN 1538-3881.

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