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Analysis of a sample of particles generated from collisions between interplanetary debris and satellites

Grant number: 11/19775-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2011
Effective date (End): November 30, 2013
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Astronomy - Solar System Astronomy
Principal Investigator:Silvia Maria Giuliatti Winter
Grantee:Edson Roberto Nogueira Junior
Host Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia (FEG). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Guaratinguetá. Guaratinguetá , SP, Brazil


Small satellites can generate a faint planetary ring due to collisions between interplanetary debris on their surfaces. Parameters such as the flux of impactors and size of the sizes of the satellites are important for this mechanism.In this work we will analyse the generation of tiny particles in two different environments: Neptune and Pluto's systems. The orbital evolution of these ejected particles will be analysed through the Restricted 3-Body Problem.

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