The theory of secondary resonances in the spin–orbit problem

  title={The theory of secondary resonances in the spin–orbit problem},
  author={I. Gkolias and A. Celletti and C. Efthymiopoulos and G. Pucacco},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  • I. Gkolias, A. Celletti, +1 author G. Pucacco
  • Published 2016
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • We study the resonant dynamics in a simple one degree of freedom, time dependent Hamiltonian model describing spin-orbit interactions. The equations of motion admit periodic solutions associated with resonant motions, the most important being the synchronous one in which most evolved satellites of the Solar system, including the Moon, are observed. Such primary resonances can be surrounded by a chain of smaller islands which one refers to as secondary resonances. Here, we propose a novel… CONTINUE READING
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