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Dynamics of narrow planetary rings and small satellites

Grant number: 16/01467-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2016
Effective date (End): April 30, 2017
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Astronomy - Solar System Astronomy
Principal Investigator:Silvia Maria Giuliatti Winter
Grantee:Marco Antonio Muñoz Gutiérrez
Host Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia (FEG). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Guaratinguetá. Guaratinguetá , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:11/08171-3 - Orbital dynamics of minor bodies, AP.TEM


A new class of system was discovered in the Saturn system, a close relation between small satellites and ring particles. The small satellites, Anthe, Methone, Pallene and Aegaoen are immersed in arcs or complete rings, mainly composed by tiny particles. In this project the orbital evolution of the small satellites, since they are in mean motion resonance with the satellite Mimas, under the gravitational effects of Mimas and Enceladus will be analysed through a sample of numerical simulations. The next part is related to the study of the particles and debris located in the arcs and rings under the effects of the satellites. This project can help to elucidate the formation of the arcs and their evolution. (AU)

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MUNOZ-GUTIERREZ, M. A.; WINTER, S. GIULIATTI. Long-term evolution and stability of Saturnian small satellites: Aegaeon, Methone, Anthe and Pallene. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, v. 470, n. 3, p. 3750-3764, . (11/08171-3, 16/01467-8)

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