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Title: Comet P/Machholtz and the Quadrantid meteor stream

Attention is drawn to the suggestive similarities between the calculated perturbation behavior of Comet P/Machholtz 1986 VIII, on the one hand, and on the other those of the Quadrantid, Delta Aquarid, and Arietid meteor streams. There appears to be adequate evidence for the formation by the Comets P/Machholtz and 1491-I, together with the three meteor streams, of a related complex controlled by Jupiter's gravitational perturbations; there is no comparably compelling information, however, bearing on the questions of parent-offspring or sibling relationships among these comets and meteor streams. 13 refs.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. (National Research Council of Canada, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, Ottawa (Canada))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6576358
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Icarus (International Journal of the Solar System); (USA); Journal Volume: 86
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; COMETS; ORBITS; METEOROIDS; FLUCTUATIONS; GRAVITATION; JUPITER PLANET; ORIGIN; SOLAR SYSTEM; PLANETS; VARIATIONS 640107* -- Astrophysics & Cosmology-- Planetary Phenomena