Peer Reviewed Journals


  1. Graves, K. J., Minton, D. A., Hirabayashi, M., DeMeo, F. E., Carry, B., “Resurfacing Asteroids from YORP Spin-up and Failure,” Icarus in press, 2017.
  2. Hirabayashi, M., Schwartz, S. R., Yu, Y., Davis, A. B., Chesley, S. R., Fahnestock, E. G., Michel, M., Richardson, D. R., Naidu, S. P., Scheeres, D. J., Cheng, A. F., Rivkin, A. S., Benner, L. A. M., “Constraints on the perturbed mutual motion in Didymos due to impact-induced deformation of its primary after the DART impact,” MNRAS, stx1992, 2017.
  3. Fassett, C. I., Crowley, M. C., Leight, C., Dyar, M. D., Minton, D. A., Hirabayashi, M., Thomson, B. J., Watters, W. A., “Evidence for rapid topographic evolution and crater degradation on Mercury from simple crater morphometry,” GRL 44, 2017, DOI:10.1002/2017GL073769.
  4. Huang, Y.-H., Minton, D. A., Hirabayashi, M., Elliott, J. R., Richardson, J. E., Fassett, C. I., Zellner, N. E. B., “Heterogeneous impact transport on the Moon,” JGR Planets 122, 2017,  DOI:10.1002/2016JE005160., M., Minton, D. A., Fassett, C. I., “An analytical model of crater count equilibrium,” Icarus 289, p.134-143, 2017


  1. Hirabayashi, M., Scheeres, D. J., Chesley, S. R., Marchi, S., McMahon, J. W., Steckloff, J., Mottola, S., Naidu, S. P., and Bowling, T., “Fission and reconfiguration of bilobate comets as revealed by 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko,” Nature 534, p.352-355, 2016
  2. Scheeres, D. J., Hesar, S. G., Tardivel, S., Hirabayashi, M., Farnocchia, D., McMahon, J. W., Chesley, S. R., Barnouin O., Binzel, R. P., Bottke, W. F., Daly, M. G., Emery, J. P., Hergenrother, C. W., Lauretta, D. S., Marshall, J. R., Michel, P., Nolan, M. C., and Walsh, K. J., “The geophysical environment of Bennu,” Icarus 276, p.116-140, 2016
  3. Manzini, F., Oldania, V., Hirabayashi, M., Behrendd, R., Crippaa, R., Ochnere, P., Pinaf, J. P. N., Haverg, R., Baranskyh, A., Bryssincki, E., Dana, A., De Queirozj, J., Frappak, E., Lavayssierel, M., “Comet C/2011 J2(LINEAR) nucleus splitting: Dynamical and structural analysis,” Planetary and Space Science 126, p.8-23, 2016
  4. Steckloff, J., Graves, K., Hirabayashi, M., Melosh, H. J., and Richardson, J. E., “Rotational induced surface slope-instabilities and the activation of CO2 activity on comet 103P/Hartley 2,” Icarus 272, p.60-69, 2016


  1. Hirabayashi, M., and Scheeres, D. J., “Failure mode diagram of rubble pile asteroids: Application to (25143) asteroid Itokawa,” Asteroids: New Observations, New Models, Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, IAU Symposium 318, p.122-127, 2015
  2. Hirabayashi, M., “Failure modes and conditions of a cohesive, spherical body due to YORP spin-up,” MNRAS 454, p.2249-2257, 2015
  3. Hirabayashi, M., Sánchez, D. P., and Scheeres, D. J., “Internal Structure of Asteroids Having Surface Shedding due to Rotation Instability,” The Astrophysical Journal 808, p.63, 2015 
  4. Hirabayashi, M., and Scheeres, D. J., “Stress and Failure Analysis of Rapidly Rotating Asteroid (29075) 1950 DA,” The Astrophysical Journal Letters 798.1 p.L8, 2015 


  1. Hirabayashi, M., Scheeres, D. J., Sánchez, D. P., and Gabriel, T., “Constraints on the physical properties of main belt comet P/2013 R3 from its breakup event,” The Astrophysical Journal Letters 789, p.L12, 2014
  2. Hirabayashi, M., “Structural failure of two-density-layer cohesionless biaxial ellipsoids,” Icarus 236, p.178-180, 2014
  3. Hirabayashi, M., and Scheeres, D. J., “Analysis of Asteroid (216) Kleopatra using dynamical and structural constraints,” The Astrophysical Journal 780, p.160-170, 2014


  1. Hirabayashi, M., and D. J. Scheeres, 2013, “Recursive computation of mutual potential between two polyhedra,” Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy 117, p.245-262, 2013


  1. Hirabayashi, M., Morimoto, M. Y., and Kawaguchi, J., “Two-Step Simulation for the Formulation of Asteroid Itokawa from the Restricted Three-body Problem to the Multi-body Problem”, Transactions of Space Technology Japan 7, pp.13-18, 2010
  2. Hirabayashi, M., Morimoto, M. Y., Yano, H., Kawaguchi, J., and Bellerose, J., “Linear stability of collinear equilibrium points around an asteroid as a two-connected mass: Application to fast rotating asteroid 2000 EB14,” Icarus 206, pp.780-782, 2010

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