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Astronomy & Astrophysics manuscript no. aa10321 c ESO 2008 August 19, 2008
 

Summary: Astronomy & Astrophysics manuscript no. aa10321 c ESO 2008
August 19, 2008
Quasi-Hilda Comet 147P/Kushida-Muramatsu
Another long temporary satellite capture by Jupiter
K. Ohtsuka1, T. Ito2, M. Yoshikawa3, D. J. Asher4, and H. Arakida5
1
Tokyo Meteor Network, Daisawa 1275, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 1550032, Japan
e-mail: ohtsuka@jb3.so-net.ne.jp
2
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Osawa 2211, Mitaka, Tokyo 1818588, Japan
3
JAXA, Yoshinodai 311, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 2298510, Japan
4
Armagh Observatory, College Hill, Armagh, BT61 9DG, UK
5
Waseda University, Nishi-Waseda 161, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 1698050, Japan
Accepted for publication
ABSTRACT
Context. The quasi-Hilda comets (QHCs), being in unstable 3:2 Jovian mean motion resonance, are considered a major cause of
temporary satellite capture (TSC) by Jupiter. Though the QHCs may be escaped Hilda asteroids, their origin and nature have not yet

  

Source: Armagh Observatory

 

Collections: Physics