Small particles in Pluto's environment: effects of the solar radiation pressure

@inproceedings{Santos2011SmallPI,
  title={Small particles in Pluto's environment: effects of the solar radiation pressure},
  author={Pryscilla Maria Pires Dos Santos and Silvia Maria Giuliatti Winter and Rafael Sfair and D. C. Mour{\~a}o},
  year={2011}
}
Impacts of micrometeoroids on the surfaces of the plutonian small satellites Nix and Hydra can generate dust particles. Even in this region so far from the Sun these tiny ejected particles are under the effects of the solar radiation pressure. In this work, we investigate the orbital evolution of the escaping ejecta from both the small satellites under the effects of the radiation pressure combined with the gravitational effects of Pluto, Charon, Nix and Hydra. The mass production rate of… CONTINUE READING

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