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Poincare surfaces of section around a 3D irregular body: the case of asteroid 4179 Toutatis

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Borderes-Motta, G. [1] ; Winter, O. C. [1]
Número total de Autores: 2
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ, Grp Dinam Orbital & Planetol, BR-12516410 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 1
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society; v. 474, n. 2, p. 2452-2466, FEB 2018.
Citações Web of Science: 3

In general, small bodies of the Solar system, e.g. asteroids and comets, have a very irregular shape. This feature affects significantly the gravitational potential around these irregular bodies, which hinders dynamical studies. The Poincare surface of section technique is often used to look for stable and chaotic regions in two-dimensional dynamic cases. In this work, we show that this tool can be useful for exploring the surroundings of irregular bodies such as the asteroid 4179 Toutatis. Considering a rotating system with a particle, under the effect of the gravitational field computed three dimensionally, we define a plane in the phase space to build the Poincare surface of section. Despite the extra dimension, the sections created allow us to find trajectories and classify their stabilities. Thus, we have also been able to map stable and chaotic regions, as well as to find correlations between those regions and the contribution of the third dimension of the system to the trajectory dynamics as well. As examples, we show details of periodic (resonant or not) and quasi-periodic trajectories. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 16/24561-0 - A relevância dos pequenos corpos em dinâmica orbital
Beneficiário:Othon Cabo Winter
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático