William F Bottke

Summary

Affiliation: Southwest Research Institute
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint An asteroid breakup 160 Myr ago as the probable source of the K/T impactor
    William F Bottke
    Southwest Research Institute, 1050 Walnut St, Suite 300, Boulder, Colorado 80302, USA
    Nature 449:48-53. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Dynamical spreading of asteroid families by the Yarkovsky effect
    W F Bottke
    Southwest Research Institute, 1050 Walnut Street, Suite 426, Boulder, CO 80302, USA
    Science 294:1693-6. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint Iron meteorites as remnants of planetesimals formed in the terrestrial planet region
    William F Bottke
    Southwest Research Institute, 1050 Walnut St, Suite 400, Boulder, Colorado 80302, USA
    Nature 439:821-4. 2006
  4. doi request reprint Lunar formation. Dating the Moon-forming impact event with asteroidal meteorites
    W F Bottke
    Southwest Research Institute and NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute SSERVI Institute for the Science of Exploration Targets ISET, Boulder, CO, USA
    Science 348:321-3. 2015
  5. doi request reprint An Archaean heavy bombardment from a destabilized extension of the asteroid belt
    William F Bottke
    Southwest Research Institute and NASA Lunar Science Institute, 1050 Walnut Street, Suite 300, Boulder, Colorado 80302, USA
    Nature 485:78-81. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Stochastic late accretion to Earth, the Moon, and Mars
    William F Bottke
    Southwest Research Institute, 1050 Walnut Street, Suite 400, Boulder, CO 80302, USA
    Science 330:1527-30. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint The recent breakup of an asteroid in the main-belt region
    David Nesvorny
    Southwest Research Institute, 1050 Walnut St, Suite 426, Boulder, Colorado 80302, USA
    Nature 417:720-71. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint The breakup of a main-belt asteroid 450 thousand years ago
    David Nesvorny
    Department of Space Studies, Southwest Research Institute, 1050 Walnut Street, Suite 400, Boulder, CO 80302, USA
    Science 312:1490. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint The mass disruption of Oort cloud comets
    Harold F Levison
    Southwest Research Institute, 1050 Walnut Street, Suite 426, Boulder, CO 80302, USA
    Science 296:2212-5. 2002
  10. pmc Growing the terrestrial planets from the gradual accumulation of submeter-sized objects
    Harold F Levison
    Department of Space Studies, Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO 80302 Institute of the Science of Exploration Targets, NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute, Boulder, CO 80302
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 112:14180-5. 2015

Collaborators

  • Harold F Levison
  • David Nesvorny
  • Alessandro Morbidelli
  • Kevin J Walsh
  • Katherine A Kretke
  • Luke Dones
  • Matthieu Gounelle
  • Kleomenis Tsiganis
  • David Vokrouhlický
  • Paul A Wiegert
  • Robert Jedicke

Detail Information

Publications11

  1. ncbi request reprint An asteroid breakup 160 Myr ago as the probable source of the K/T impactor
    William F Bottke
    Southwest Research Institute, 1050 Walnut St, Suite 300, Boulder, Colorado 80302, USA
    Nature 449:48-53. 2007
    ..We find that this asteroid shower is the most likely source (>90 per cent probability) of the Chicxulub impactor that produced the Cretaceous/Tertiary (K/T) mass extinction event 65 Myr ago...
  2. ncbi request reprint Dynamical spreading of asteroid families by the Yarkovsky effect
    W F Bottke
    Southwest Research Institute, 1050 Walnut Street, Suite 426, Boulder, CO 80302, USA
    Science 294:1693-6. 2001
    ..Together, these outcomes help explain (i) why families are sharply bounded by nearby Kirkwood gaps, (ii) why some families have asymmetric shapes, and (iii) the curious presence of family members on short-lived orbits...
  3. ncbi request reprint Iron meteorites as remnants of planetesimals formed in the terrestrial planet region
    William F Bottke
    Southwest Research Institute, 1050 Walnut St, Suite 400, Boulder, Colorado 80302, USA
    Nature 439:821-4. 2006
    ..We predict that some asteroids are main-belt interlopers (such as (4) Vesta). A select few may even be remnants of the long-lost precursor material that formed the Earth...
  4. doi request reprint Lunar formation. Dating the Moon-forming impact event with asteroidal meteorites
    W F Bottke
    Southwest Research Institute and NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute SSERVI Institute for the Science of Exploration Targets ISET, Boulder, CO, USA
    Science 348:321-3. 2015
    ..By modeling their temporal evolution, and fitting the results to ancient impact heating signatures in stony meteorites, we infer that the Moon formed ~4.47 billion years ago, which is in agreement with previous estimates. ..
  5. doi request reprint An Archaean heavy bombardment from a destabilized extension of the asteroid belt
    William F Bottke
    Southwest Research Institute and NASA Lunar Science Institute, 1050 Walnut Street, Suite 300, Boulder, Colorado 80302, USA
    Nature 485:78-81. 2012
    ..5 and 3.7 Gyr ago, as well as around 70 and four Chicxulub-sized or larger craters on the Earth and Moon, respectively, between 1.7 and 3.7 Gyr ago. These rates reproduce impact spherule bed and lunar crater constraints...
  6. doi request reprint Stochastic late accretion to Earth, the Moon, and Mars
    William F Bottke
    Southwest Research Institute, 1050 Walnut Street, Suite 400, Boulder, CO 80302, USA
    Science 330:1527-30. 2010
    ..The largest late terrestrial impactors, at 2500 to 3000 kilometers in diameter, potentially modified Earth's obliquity by ~10°, whereas those for the Moon, at ~250 to 300 kilometers, may have delivered water to its mantle...
  7. ncbi request reprint The recent breakup of an asteroid in the main-belt region
    David Nesvorny
    Southwest Research Institute, 1050 Walnut St, Suite 426, Boulder, Colorado 80302, USA
    Nature 417:720-71. 2002
    ..The low measured ejection velocities suggest that gravitational re-accumulation after a collision may be a common feature of asteroid evolution. Moreover, these data can be used to check numerical models of larger-scale collisions...
  8. ncbi request reprint The breakup of a main-belt asteroid 450 thousand years ago
    David Nesvorny
    Department of Space Studies, Southwest Research Institute, 1050 Walnut Street, Suite 400, Boulder, CO 80302, USA
    Science 312:1490. 2006
    ..e., instantaneous) asteroid orbits. The very young families show up in these catalogs as clusters in a five-dimensional space of osculating orbital elements...
  9. ncbi request reprint The mass disruption of Oort cloud comets
    Harold F Levison
    Southwest Research Institute, 1050 Walnut Street, Suite 426, Boulder, CO 80302, USA
    Science 296:2212-5. 2002
    ..Thus, as comets evolve inward from the Oort cloud, the majority of them must physically disrupt...
  10. pmc Growing the terrestrial planets from the gradual accumulation of submeter-sized objects
    Harold F Levison
    Department of Space Studies, Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO 80302 Institute of the Science of Exploration Targets, NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute, Boulder, CO 80302
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 112:14180-5. 2015
    ..5 AU. As a result, Mars's growth is stunted, and nothing large in the asteroid belt can accumulate. ..
  11. ncbi request reprint Contamination of the asteroid belt by primordial trans-Neptunian objects
    Harold F Levison
    1 Southwest Research Institute, 1050 Walnut Street, Suite 300, 2 Center for Lunar Origin and Evolution, NASA Lunar Science Institute, Boulder, Colorado 80302, USA
    Nature 460:364-6. 2009
    ..Their weak nature makes them a prodigious source of micrometeorites-sufficient to explain why most are primitive in composition and are isotopically different from most macroscopic meteorites...