The origin of the cratering asymmetry on Triton

  title={The origin of the cratering asymmetry on Triton},
  author={J. Mah and R. Brasser},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  • J. Mah, R. Brasser
  • Published 2019
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • The source of impactors capable of producing the cratering asymmetry on Triton is open to debate. While hyperbolic comets are the likely source of impactors, the theoretically predicted crater distribution due to impacts from comets is incompatible with the observed crater distribution on Triton. In this study, we adopted a dynamical approach to investigate the crater distribution produced by three sources of impactors: Neptune-centric impactors on prograde, low-inclination orbits, Neptune… CONTINUE READING
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