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Ariel and Umbriel in the 5:3 resonance

Grant number: 17/00364-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2017
Effective date (End): December 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Astronomy - Positional Astronomy and Celestial Mechanics
Principal researcher:Tadashi Yokoyama
Grantee:Gabriel de Oliveira Gomes
Home Institution: Instituto de Geociências e Ciências Exatas (IGCE). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Rio Claro. Rio Claro , SP, Brazil


The current surface of Ariel, clearly reveals that it might have suffered important effects of tides, caused by passage through orbital resonances. If Miranda and Umbriel necessarily crossed 3:1 resonance (as it is believed), then certainly Ariel and Umbriel crossed 5:3 resonance. In this work, this resonance will be considered, taking the spatial case including all regular satellites of Uranus. The simulations will be done through Radau integrator. The tidal equations are inserted using Verheylewegen et (2013) model. (AU)

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