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Resonant Rotation States of the Jovian and Saturnian Satellites

Stark, Alexander and Hussmann, Hauke and Steinbrügge, G. and Oberst, Jürgen and Roatsch, Thomas (2019) Resonant Rotation States of the Jovian and Saturnian Satellites. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 18. - 22. März 2019, The Woodlands, TX, USA.

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Official URL: https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2019/pdf/2490.pdf


Many of the moons of the giant planets are trapped in a 1:1 spin-orbit resonance. Up to now this special rotation state is confirmed by observations for 8 satellites of Jupiter, 15 satellites of Saturn, 15 satellites of Uranus, and 7 satellites of Neptune[1]. These rotation states are a result from the strong tidal torque exerted on the satellites by their central body. However, slight deviations from the resonant state, e.g., physical librations, can provide hints to the interior structure of the satellites. By deriving the resonant rotation states for the satellites, we provide a critical reference to which the actual measurements can be compared. By that the resonant rotation states can contribute to the knowledge on the formation and evolution of moons around the giant planets in our Solar System.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/131966/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Resonant Rotation States of the Jovian and Saturnian Satellites
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Stark, AlexanderAlexander.Stark (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Hussmann, Haukehauke.hussmann (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Steinbrügge, G.Institute for Geophysics, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78758, USAUNSPECIFIED
Oberst, JürgenDLR/TU Berlin (juergen.oberst (at) dlr.de)UNSPECIFIED
Roatsch, ThomasThomas.Roatsch (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:18 March 2019
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:p. 2490
Series Name:LPI Contribution
Keywords:Resonant, Rotation, Jovian, Satellites
Event Title:Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
Event Location:The Woodlands, TX, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:18. - 22. März 2019
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Science and Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Exploration des Sonnensystems
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geodesy
Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geology
Deposited By: Willner, Dr Konrad
Deposited On:03 Dec 2019 10:11
Last Modified:03 Dec 2019 10:11

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