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Title: Resonance capture and Saturn's rings

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:
OSTI Identifier:
5797020
Report Number(s):
LA-10727-MS
ON: DE86011733
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA)
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