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Captured Small Solar System Bodies in the Ice Giant Region

Holt, T. and Buratti, B. J. and Castillo-Rogez, J.C. and Davidsson, B.J.R. and Denk, Tilmann and Horner, J. and Holler, B.J. and Jha, D. and Lucchetti, A. and Nesvorny, David and Pajola, M. and Porter, S. and Rhoden, A. and Rappolee, S. and Schindhelm, R. and Spilker, L. J. and Verbiscer, A. (2020) Captured Small Solar System Bodies in the Ice Giant Region. [Other]

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Official URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/2011.06647


This white paper advocates for the inclusion of small, captured Outer Solar system objects, found in the Ice Giant region in the next Decadal Survey. These objects include the Trojans and Irregular satellite populations of Uranus and Neptune. The captured small bodies provide vital clues as to the formation of our Solar system. They have unique dynamical situations, which any model of Solar system formation needs to explain. The major issue is that so few of these objects have been discovered, with very little information known about them. The purpose of this document is to prioritize further discovery and characterization of these objects. This will require the use of NASA and NSF facilities over the 2023-2032 decade, including additional support for analysis. This is in preparation for potential future in-situ missions in the following decades.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/139196/
Document Type:Other
Additional Information:Community Science White Paper for the Planetary and Astrobiology Decadal Survey, 2023-2032
Title:Captured Small Solar System Bodies in the Ice Giant Region
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Holt, T.University of Southern QueenslandUNSPECIFIED
Buratti, B. J.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Castillo-Rogez, J.C.jet propulsion laboratory, california institute of technology,UNSPECIFIED
Davidsson, B.J.R.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, M/S 183-401, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109, USAUNSPECIFIED
Denk, TilmannDLR Berlinhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0764-3677
Horner, J.University of Southern QueenslandUNSPECIFIED
Holler, B.J.STScI, Baltimore, MDUNSPECIFIED
Jha, D.MVJ College of Engineering, IndiaUNSPECIFIED
Lucchetti, A.INAF Astronomical observatory of Padova, Vicolo dell’Osservatorio 5, 35122 Padova, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Nesvorny, DavidSouthwest Research Institute, Boulder, USAUNSPECIFIED
Pajola, M.INAF Astronomical observatory of Padova, Vicolo dell’Osservatorio 5, 35122 Padova, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Porter, S.SwRI, Boulder, COUNSPECIFIED
Rhoden, A.SwRI, Boulder, COUNSPECIFIED
Schindhelm, R.Ball Aerospace, Boulder, COUNSPECIFIED
Verbiscer, A.Dept. Astronomy, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Number of Pages:8
Keywords:Decadal Survey; Solar System; small bodies; ice giants; irregular moons
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Space Exploration
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Project JUICE - JANUS and GALA, R - LUCY
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geology
Deposited By: Denk, Tilmann
Deposited On:12 May 2021 11:17
Last Modified:12 May 2021 11:17

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