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The Solar Poynting-Robertson Effect On Particles Orbiting Solar System Bodies: Circular OrbitsThe Poynting-Robertson effect from sunlight impinging directly on a particle which orbits a Solar System body (planet, asteroid, comet) is considered from the Sun's rest frame. There appear to be no significant first-order terms in V(sub b)/c for circular orbits, where V(sub b) is the body's speed in its orbit about the Sun and c is the speed of light, when the particle's orbital semimajor axis is much smaller than the body's orbital semimajor axis about the Sun as is mainly the case in the Solar System.
Document ID
20140016842
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Rubincam, David P. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Date Acquired
December 2, 2014
Publication Date
August 6, 2013
Publication Information
Publication: Icarus
Volume: 226
Issue: 2
Subject Category
Solar Physics
Report/Patent Number
GSFC-E-DAA-TN8505
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
Keywords
circular orbits
Poynting-Robertson
Solar

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