CRATERING RATES IN THE OUTER SOLAR SYSTEM

@inproceedings{Zahnle2003CRATERINGRI,
  title={CRATERING RATES IN THE OUTER SOLAR SYSTEM},
  author={Kevin J. Zahnle and Paul Schenk and Harold Levison and Luke Donesc},
  year={2003}
}
This paper is a compilation by table, graph, and equation of impact cratering rates from Jupiter to Pluto. We use several independent constraints on the number of ecliptic comets. Together they imply that the impact rate on Jupiter by 1.5-km-diameter comets is currently Ṅ(d 1.5 km) 0.005 0.003 0.006 per annum. Other kinds of impactors are currently unimportant on most worlds at most sizes. The size–number distribution of impactors smaller than 20 km is inferred from size–number distributions of… CONTINUE READING

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