Orbital and Collisional Evolution of the Irregular Satellites

@inproceedings{Nesvorn2003OrbitalAC,
  title={Orbital and Collisional Evolution of the Irregular Satellites},
  author={D Nesvorn{\'y} and Jose L. A. Alvarellos and Luke Dones and Harold Levison},
  year={2003}
}
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 and eccentric orbits. Their origin, which is intimately linked with the origin of the planets themselves, is yet to be explained. Here we report a study of the orbital and collisional evolution of the irregular satellites from times after their formation to the present epoch. The purpose of this study is… CONTINUE READING
22 Citations
3 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 22 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-3 of 3 references

1996,Master’s thesis, San José

  • J.L.A. Alvarellos
  • Icarus,
  • 1999
Highly Influential
3 Excerpts

Icarus , 160 , 10 ( erratum 161 , 198 [ 2003 ] )

  • P. Michel, P. Tanga, W. Benz, D. C. Richardson
  • 2002
2 Excerpts

AZh Pisma , 27 , 533 ( English transl

  • D. P. Cruikshank, J. Touma, M. A. Vashkov’yak
  • 2001

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…