A Solar System dust ring with the Earth as its shepherd

@article{Jackson1989ASS,
  title={A Solar System dust ring with the Earth as its shepherd},
  author={Albert A. Jackson and Herbert A. Zook},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1989},
  volume={337},
  pages={629-631}
}
Bodies orbiting in the gravitational fields of galactic, solar or planetary systems often suffer dissipative forces, including tidal interactions and drag resulting from motion through a gas or from collisions with dust grains. In the early solar nebula, gas drag induces resonance trapping, which may be of importance in the early accretional growth of planets1–3. By means of numerical integrations, we show here that small dust grains can be temporarily captured into exterior orbit-orbit… Expand
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