Secular resonances with Ceres and Vesta

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Posted: Friday, July 8, 2016

Georgios Tsirvoulis, Bojan Novakovic
(Submitted on 7 Jul 2016)

In this work we explore dynamical perturbations induced by the massive asteroids Ceres and Vesta on main-belt asteroids through secular resonances. First we determine the location of the linear secular resonances with Ceres and Vesta in the main belt, using a purely numerical technique. Then we use a set of numerical simulations of fictitious asteroids to investigate the importance of these secular resonances in the orbital evolution of main-belt asteroids. We found, evaluating the magnitude of the perturbations in the proper elements of the test particles, that in some cases the strength of these secular resonances is comparable to that of known non-linear secular resonances with the giant planets. Finally we explore the asteroid families that are crossed by the secular resonances we studied, and identified several cases where the latter seem to play an important role in their post-impact evolution.

Subjects: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)
DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2016.06.024
Cite as: arXiv:1607.02035 [astro-ph.EP] (or arXiv:1607.02035v1 [astro-ph.EP] for this version)
Submission history
From: Georgios Tsirvoulis
[v1] Thu, 7 Jul 2016 14:36:45 GMT (12438kb,D)

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