Orbital resonances in the inner neptunian system

  title={Orbital resonances in the inner neptunian system},
  author={Douglas P. Hamilton},
We investigate the orbital history of the small neptunian satellites discovered by Voyager 2. Over the age of the Solar System, tidal forces have caused the satellites to migrate radially, bringing them through mean-motion resonances with one another. In this paper, we extend our study of the largest satellites Proteus and Larissa [Zhang, K., Hamilton, D.P., 2007. Icarus 188, 386–399] by adding in mid-sized Galatea and Despina. We test the hypothesis that these moons all formed with zero… CONTINUE READING