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Orbital and Collisional Evolution of the Irregular Satellites
The irregular moons of the Jovian planets are a puzzling part of the solar system inventory. Unlike regular satellites, the irregular moons revolve around planets at large distances in tilted andExpand
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CAPTURE OF IRREGULAR SATELLITES DURING PLANETARY ENCOUNTERS
More than 90 irregular moons of the Jovian planets have recently been discovered. These moons are an enigmatic part of the solar system inventory. Their origin, which is intimately linked with theExpand
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NEW CANDIDATES FOR RECENT ASTEROID BREAKUPS
Asteroids in our solar system formed in a dynamically quiescent disk, but their orbits became gravitationally stirred enough by Jupiter to lead to high-speed collisions. As a result, several dozenExpand
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Asteroidal source of L chondrite meteorites
Abstract Establishing connections between meteorites and their parent asteroids is an important goal of planetary science. Several links have been proposed in the past, including a spectroscopicExpand
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Considerations on the magnitude distributions of the Kuiper belt and of the Jupiter Trojans
Abstract By examining the absolute magnitude (H) distributions (hereafter HD) of the cold and hot populations in the Kuiper belt and of the Trojans of Jupiter, we find evidence that the Trojans haveExpand
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Stochastic Late Accretion to Earth, the Moon, and Mars
For the Love of Iron Iron-loving elements such as Re, Os, Ir, Pt, Rh, Pd, and Au must have been delivered to the upper mantle of Earth, Mars, and the Moon after formation of the planetary cores,Expand
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Constraining the cometary flux through the asteroid belt during the late heavy bombardment
In the Nice model, the late heavy bombardment (LHB) is related to an orbital instability of giant planets which causes a fast dynamical dispersion of a transneptunian cometary disk. We study effectsExpand
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CHAOTIC CAPTURE OF NEPTUNE TROJANS
Neptune Trojans (NTs) are swarms of outer solar system objects that lead/trail planet Neptune during its revolutions around the Sun. Observations indicate that NTs form a thick cloud of objects withExpand
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Dynamical Evidence for a Late Formation of Saturn's Moons
We explore the past evolution of Saturn's moons using direct numerical integrations. We find that the past Tethys-Dione 3:2 orbital resonance predicted in standard models likely did not occur,Expand
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Trans-Neptunian binaries as evidence for planetesimal formation by the streaming instability
A critical step toward the emergence of planets in a protoplanetary disk is the accretion of planetesimals, bodies 1–1,000 km in size, from smaller disk constituents. This process is poorlyExpand
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