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Orbit-Orbit Resonance Capture in the Solar System

R. J. Greenberg, C. C. Counselman, III and I. I. Shapiro
Science
New Series, Vol. 178, No. 4062 (Nov. 17, 1972), pp. 747-749
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1735842
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Orbit-Orbit Resonance Capture in the Solar System
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Abstract

A realistic model involving mutual gravitation and tidal dissipation for the first time provides a detailed explanation for satellite orbit-orbit resonance capture. Although applying directly only to Saturn's satellites Titan and Hyperion, the model reveals general principles of resonance capture, evolution, and stability which seem applicable to other orbit-orbit resonances in the solar system.

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