Orbit-orbit resonance capture in the solar system

Richard J. Greenberg, C. C. Counselman, I. I. Shapiro

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Abstract

A realistic model involving mutual gravitation and tidal dissipation for the first time provides a detailed explanation for satellite orbit-orbit resonance capture. Although applying directly only to Saturn's satellites Titan and Hyperion, the model reveals general principles of resonance capture, evolution, and stability which seem applicable to other orbit-orbit resonances in the solar system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)747-749
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume178
Issue number4062
StatePublished - 1972
Externally publishedYes

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solar system
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Saturn satellites
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Titan
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Greenberg, R. J., Counselman, C. C., & Shapiro, I. I. (1972). Orbit-orbit resonance capture in the solar system. Science, 178(4062), 747-749.

Orbit-orbit resonance capture in the solar system. / Greenberg, Richard J.; Counselman, C. C.; Shapiro, I. I.

In: Science, Vol. 178, No. 4062, 1972, p. 747-749.

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Greenberg, RJ, Counselman, CC & Shapiro, II 1972, 'Orbit-orbit resonance capture in the solar system', Science, vol. 178, no. 4062, pp. 747-749.
Greenberg RJ, Counselman CC, Shapiro II. Orbit-orbit resonance capture in the solar system. Science. 1972;178(4062):747-749.
Greenberg, Richard J. ; Counselman, C. C. ; Shapiro, I. I. / Orbit-orbit resonance capture in the solar system. In: Science. 1972 ; Vol. 178, No. 4062. pp. 747-749.
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