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Title: Resonance capture and Saturn's rings

Abstract

We have assigned the resonances apparently responsible for the stabilization of the Saturn's shepherd satellites and for the substructure seen in the F-ring and the ringlets in the C-ring. We show that Saturn's narrow ringlets have a substructure determined by three-body resonances with Saturn's ringmoons and the sun. We believe such resonances have important implications to satellite formation. 17 refs., 1 fig., 1 tab.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5797020
Report Number(s):
LA-10727-MS
ON: DE86011733
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; SATURN PLANET; SATELLITES; RESONANCE; RINGS; SUN; THREE-BODY PROBLEM; MAIN SEQUENCE STARS; MANY-BODY PROBLEM; PLANETS; STARS; 640107* - Astrophysics & Cosmology- Planetary Phenomena

Citation Formats

Patterson, C.W. Resonance capture and Saturn's rings. United States: N. p., 1986. Web. doi:10.2172/5797020.
Patterson, C.W. Resonance capture and Saturn's rings. United States. doi:10.2172/5797020.
Patterson, C.W. Thu . "Resonance capture and Saturn's rings". United States. doi:10.2172/5797020. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5797020.
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abstractNote = {We have assigned the resonances apparently responsible for the stabilization of the Saturn's shepherd satellites and for the substructure seen in the F-ring and the ringlets in the C-ring. We show that Saturn's narrow ringlets have a substructure determined by three-body resonances with Saturn's ringmoons and the sun. We believe such resonances have important implications to satellite formation. 17 refs., 1 fig., 1 tab.},
doi = {10.2172/5797020},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu May 01 00:00:00 EDT 1986},
month = {Thu May 01 00:00:00 EDT 1986}
}

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