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Orbital evolution study of particles in Lindblad and corotation resonances and under influence of coorbitals satellites: planetary arcs application

Grant number: 16/24488-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2017
Effective date (End): February 28, 2019
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Astronomy - Solar System Astronomy
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal researcher:Silvia Maria Giuliatti Winter
Grantee:Gustavo Oliveira Madeira
Home Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia (FEG). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Guaratinguetá. Guaratinguetá , SP, Brazil


The first planetary arcs were discovered in the 1980s on the Adams ring of Neptune. Similar structures has been discover on Saturn. The stability of these systems is usually attributed to resonances, as occurs with the arcs of Anthe, Methone and the G ring. These arcs is on Saturn and the searchers believes they are maintained by corotation resonances with Mimas. The stability of the Adams ring arcs has been attributed to the sum of a corotation resonance with a Lindblad resonance, both with the satellite Galatea. However, changes in the angular position and brightness of these arcs demonstrated that they could not be in resonance of corrotation. So, was proposed that the arcs would be maintained angularly by four coorbital satellites. Thus, the objective of this project is study the confinament of particles by corotation and Lindblad resonance. We will simulate numericaly a set of particles in diverse resonances with a fictitious satellite of variable mass and variables orbital parameters. All the resonant sites will be filled with particles, allowing the analysis of the orbital evolution of these sites under the effects of coorbital satellites. The results will be applied to the arcs of the Adams ring of Neptune and to the arcs of Anthe, Methone and the G ring of Saturn. (AU)’

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Scientific publications (4)
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GIULIATTI WINTER, S. M.; MADEIRA, G.; SFAIR, R. Neptune's ring arcs confined by coorbital satellites: dust orbital evolution through solar radiation. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, v. 496, n. 1, p. 590-597, JUL 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
MADEIRA, G.; GIULIATTI WINTER, S. M. Effects of immersed moonlets in the ring arc particles of Saturn. European Physical Journal-Special Topics, v. 229, n. 8, SI, p. 1527-1543, MAY 2020. Web of Science Citations: 1.
GASLAC GALLARDO, D. M.; GIULIATTI WINTER, S. M.; MADEIRA, G.; MUNOZ-GUTIERREZ, M. A. Analysing the region of the rings and small satellites of Neptune. ASTROPHYSICS AND SPACE SCIENCE, v. 365, n. 1 JAN 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
MADEIRA, GUSTAVO; SFAIR, R.; MOURAO, D. C.; GIULIATTI WINTER, S. M. Production and fate of the G ring arc particles due to Aegaeon (Saturn LIII). Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, v. 475, n. 4, p. 5474-5479, APR 2018. Web of Science Citations: 2.
Academic Publications
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MADEIRA, Gustavo Oliveira. Estudo da evolução orbital de partículas em ressonância de corrotação e Lindblad e sob influência de satélites coorbitais : aplicação aos arcos planetários. 2019. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio de Mesquita Filho" Faculdade de Engenharia (Campus de Guaratinguetá)..

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