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Motion of the Jovian commensurability resonances and the character of the celestial mechanics in the asteroid zone - Implication for kinematics and structureThe motion of the Jovian commensurability resonances during the early evolution of the solar system induced by the dissipation of the accretion disk results in fundamental differences in the celestial mechanics of objects over which a resonance passes from that observed for a stationary resonance. Objects experiencing resonance passage acquire irreversible increases of average eccentricity to large values accounting for the present-day random velocities of the asteroids. Semi-major axes are similarly irreversibly decreased by amounts capable of clearing the Kirkwood gaps. The gap widths are in agreement with observation.
Document ID
19820054074
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Torbett, M.
(Texas Univ. Austin, TX, United States)
Smoluchowski, R.
(Texas, University Austin, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1982
Publication Information
Publication: Astronomy and Astrophysics
Volume: 110
Issue: 1, Ju
Subject Category
Astrophysics
Accession Number
82A37609
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSG-7505
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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