Selected Papers

  • Kokotanekova, R., Snodgrass, C. B., Lacerda, P., et al. 2017. Rotation of Cometary Nuclei: New Lightcurves and an Update of the Ensemble Properties of Jupiter-Family Comets. Accepted at MNRAS.
  • Santos-Sanz, P., Lellouch, E., Groussin, O., Lacerda, P., et al. 2017. TNOs are Cool: a survey of the Transneptunian Region XII. Thermal light curves of Haumea, 2003 VS2 and 2003 AZ84 with Herschel Space Observatory-PACS. Accepted at A&A, (PDF)
  • Fraser, W. C., Bannister, M. T., Pike, R. E., Marsset, M., Schwamb, M. E., Kavelaars, J. J., Lacerda, P., et al. 2017. All planetesimals born near the Kuiper belt formed as binaries. Nature Astronomy, 1, id. 0088., DOI: 10.1038/s41550-017-0088, (PDF)
  • Muntean, E. A., Lacerda, P., et al. 2016. A laboratory study of water ice erosion by low-energy ions. MNRAS, 462, 3361, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stw1855
  • Skorov, Y., Reshetnyk, V., Lacerda, P., Hartogh, P., Blum, J. 2016. Acceleration of cometary dust near the nucleus: application to 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. MNRAS, 461, 3410, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stw1470 (PDF)
  • Chen, Y.-T., Lin, H. W., Holman, M. J., Payne, M. J., Fraser, W. C., Lacerda, P., et al. 2016. Discovery of a New Retrograde Trans-Neptunian Object: Hint of a Common Orbital Plane for Low Semimajor Axis, High-inclination TNOs and Centaurs. ApJL 827, L24, DOI: 10.3847/2041-8205/827/2/L24 (PDF)
  • Lorek, S., Gundlach, B., Lacerda, P., Blum, J. 2016.Comet formation in collapsing pebble clouds. What cometary bulk density implies for the cloud mass and dust-to-ice ratio. A&A 587A, 128, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201526565 (PDF)
  • Muntean, E. A., Lacerda, P., et al. 2015. Sputtering of oxygen ice by low energy ions. Surface Science 641, 204, DOI: 10.1016/j.susc.2015.07.005 (PDF)
  • Pfalzner, S., […], Lacerda, P., et al. 2015. The formation of the solar system. Physica Scripta 90, 068001, DOI: 10.1088/0031-8949/90/6/068001 (PDF)
  • Johansen, A, Mac Low, M., Lacerda, P., Bizzarro, M. 2015. Growth of asteroids, planetary embryos, and Kuiper belt objects by chondrule accretion. Science Advances 1, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1500109 (PDF)
  • Lacerda, P., et al. 2014. The albedo-color diversity of transneptunian objects. ApJ 793, L2, DOI: 10.1088/2041-8205/793/1/L2 (PDF)
  • Lacerda, P., McNeill, A. & Peixinho, N. 2013. The Unusual Kuiper Belt Object 2003 SQ317. MNRAS 437, 3824 (PDF)
  • Lacerda, P. 2013. Comet P/2010 TO20 LINEAR-Grauer as a Mini-29P/SW1. MNRAS 428, 1818 (PDF)
  • Lacerda, P. & Jewitt, D. 2012. Extinction in the coma of comet 17P/Holmes. ApJL 760, 2 (PDF)
  • Lacerda, P. 2011. A Change in the Lightcurve of Kuiper Belt Contact Binary (139775) 2001QG298. AJ, 142, 90 (PDF)
  • Johansen, A. & Lacerda, P. 2010. Prograde rotation of protoplanets by accretion of pebbles in a gaseous environment. MNRAS 404, 475 (PDF)
  • Hsieh, H. H., Jewitt, D., Lacerda, P., Lowry, S. C. & Snodgrass, C. 2010. The return of activity in main-belt comet 133P/Elst–Pizarro. MNRAS 403, 363 (PDF)
  • Lacerda, P. 2010. The Dark Red Spot on KBO Haumea. IAU Symposium, Vol. 263, 192 (PDF)
  • Lacerda, P. 2009. The Sizes of Kuiper Belt Objects. SPICA Joint European/Japanese Workshop (PDF)
  • Lacerda, P. 2009. Time-Resolved Near-Infrared Photometry of Extreme Kuiper Belt Object Haumea. The Astronomical Journal 137, 3404 (PDF)
  • Lacerda, P., Jewitt, D., & Peixinho, N. 2008. High Precision Photometry of Extreme KBO 2003 EL61.The Astronomical Journal 135, 1749 (PDF)
  • Lacerda, P. 2008. Detection of Contact Binaries Using Sparse High Phase Angle Light Curves. The Astrophysical Journal Letters 672, L57 (PDF)
  • Sheppard, S. S., Lacerda, P., & Ortiz, J.-L. 2007. Photometric Light Curves of Trans-Neptunian Objects and Centaurs: Rotations and Shapes. In: The Solar System Beyond Neptune (M. A. Barucci et al. Eds.) U. Arizona Press 2008 (PDF)
  • Lacerda, P. & Jewitt, D. 2007. Densities of solar system objects from their rotational lightcurves. The Astronomical Journal 133, 1393 (PDF)
  • Lacerda, P., Dominik, C., Luu, J., & Kenyon, S. 2006. The origin of the spins of Kuiper Belt objects.Past Meets Present in Astronomy and Astrophysics, p. 9 (PDF)
  • Lacerda, P. & Luu, J. 2006. Analysis of the rotational properties of Kuiper belt objects. The Astronomical Journal 131, 2314 (PDF)
  • Luu, J. & Lacerda, P. 2003. The shape distribution of Kuiper Belt objects. Earth Moon and Planets 92, 221 (PDF)
  • Lacerda, P. & Luu, J. 2003. On the detectability of lightcurves of Kuiper belt objects. Icarus 161, 174. (PDF)

PhD Thesis

  • Lacerda, P. 2005. The Shapes and Spins of Kuiper Belt Objects
    Ph. D. Thesis, Leiden University, advisors: Dr. Jane Luu and Prof. Harm Habing. (PDFcover PDF)

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