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Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy
1. Dynamics of Extrasolar Planets (C. Beaugé) The orbital fits of multi-planetary systems from radial velocity data has proved to be a complex task. In some cases, different orbital solutions provideExpand
The fossilized size distribution of the main asteroid belt
Planet formation models suggest the primordial main belt experienced a short but intense period of collisional evolution shortly after the formation of planetary embryos. This period is believed toExpand
Linking the collisional history of the main asteroid belt to its dynamical excitation and depletion
Abstract The main belt is believed to have originally contained an Earth mass or more of material, enough to allow the asteroids to accrete on relatively short timescales. The present-day main belt,Expand
Meteorite Delivery via Yarkovsky Orbital Drift
Abstract We provide a unified discussion of the Yarkovsky effect in both the original, “diurnal” variant and also for the “seasonal” variant which has been recently shown by Rubincam (1995) to beExpand
An Archaean heavy bombardment from a destabilized extension of the asteroid belt
It is reported that the Late Heavy Bombardment lasted much longer than previously thought, with most late impactors coming from the E belt, an extended and now largely extinct portion of the asteroid belt between 1.7 and 2.1 astronomical units from Earth. Expand
Seismic Triggering of Eruptions in the Far Field : Volcanoes and Geysers
Approximately 0.4% of explosive volcanic eruptions occur within a few days of large, distant earthquakes. This many “triggered” eruptions is much greater than expected by chance. Several mechanismsExpand
The zodiacal cloud is a thick circumsolar disk of small debris particles produced by asteroid collisions and comets. Their relative contribution and how particles of different sizes dynamicallyExpand
The Effect of Yarkovsky Thermal Forces on the Dynamical Evolution of Asteroids and Meteoroids
The Yarkovsky effect is a thermal radiation force that causes objects to undergo semimajor axis drift and spinup/spindown as a function of their spin, orbit, and material properties. This mechanismExpand
The YORP effect with finite thermal conductivity
Abstract The Yarkovsky–O'Keefe–Radzievskii–Paddack (YORP) effect has been recently suggested to significantly change, on a long-term, rotation state of small asteroids and meteoroids. Though YORP isExpand
Analysis of the Hungaria asteroid population
There are approximately 5000 known asteroids in the Hungaria orbital space, a region defined by orbits with high inclination (16 < i <3 4), low eccentricities (e < 0.18), and semi-major axes 1.78 < aExpand