Orbit-orbit resonance capture in the solar system

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

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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
Issue number4062
StatePublished - 1972
Externally publishedYes

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