A Primordial Origin of the Laplace Relation Among the Galilean Satellites

  title={A Primordial Origin of the Laplace Relation Among the Galilean Satellites},
  author={S. Peale and M. Lee},
  pages={593 - 597}
Understanding the origin of the orbital resonances of the Galilean satellites of Jupiter will constrain the longevity of the extensive volcanism on Io, may explain a liquid ocean on Europa, and may guide studies of the dissipative properties of stars and Jupiter-like planets. The differential migration of the newly formed Galilean satellites due to interactions with a circumjovian disk can lead to the primordial formation of the Laplace relation n 1– 3n 2 + 2n 3 = 0, where the ni are the mean… Expand

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