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Neptune's capture of its moon Triton in a binary–planet gravitational encounter
It is reported that a three-body gravitational encounter between a binary system (of ∼103-kilometre-sized bodies) and Neptune is a far more likely explanation for Triton's capture. Expand
Production of intermediate-mass black holes in globular clusters
The discovery of numerous non-nuclear X-ray point sources with luminosities L>1039 erg s−1 in several starburst galaxies has stimulated speculation about their nature and origin. The strongExpand
Tilting Saturn. I. Analytic Model
The tilt of Saturn's spin axis to its orbit plane is 267, while that of Jupiter is only 31. We offer an explanation for this puzzling difference owing to gravitational perturbations of Saturn by theExpand
Orbital resonances in the inner neptunian system. II. Resonant history of Proteus, Larissa, Galatea, and Despina
We investigate the orbital history of the small neptunian satellites discovered by Voyager 2. Over the age of the Solar System, tidal forces have caused the satellites to migrate radially, bringingExpand
The Pluto system: Initial results from its exploration by New Horizons
The New Horizons encounter revealed that Pluto displays a surprisingly wide variety of geological landforms, including those resulting from glaciological and surface-atmosphere interactions as well as impact, tectonic, possible cryovolcanic, and mass-wasting processes. Expand
Resonant interactions and chaotic rotation of Pluto’s small moons
It is reported that Styx, Nix and Hydra are tied together by a three-body resonance, which is reminiscent of the Laplace resonance linking Jupiter’s moons Io, Europa and Ganymede. Expand
Planetary Rings
Planetary rings are those strikingly flat and circular appendages embracing all the giant planets in the outer Solar System: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Like their cousins, the spiralExpand
Plasma, plumes and rings: Saturn system dynamics as recorded in global color patterns on its midsize icy satellites
New global maps of the five inner midsize icy saturnian satellites, Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione, and Rhea, have been constructed in three colors (UV, Green and near-IR) at resolutions of 1Expand
The small satellites of Pluto as observed by New Horizons
The New Horizons results on Pluto’s small moons help to elucidate the conditions under which the Pluto system formed and evolved, and massively increase the understanding of the bodies in the outer solar system. Expand
Reduction of Galileo and Ulysses dust data
Abstract The reduction procedures which are applied to raw data from the Galileo and Ulysses Dust Detectors are described in order to obtain physical parameters (mass and velocity) for the recordedExpand