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Captured Small Solar System Bodies in the Ice Giant Region

Holt, Timothy and Buratti, Bonnie and Castillo-Rogez, Julie and Davidsson, Björn J.R. and Denk, Tilmann and Horner, Jonti and Holler, Bryan J. and Jha, Devanshu and Lucchetti, Alice and Nesvorny, David and Pajola, Maurizio and Porter, Simon and Rhoden, Alyssa and Rappolee, Steven and Schindhelm, Rebecca and Spilker, Linda and Verbiscer, Anne (2021) Captured Small Solar System Bodies in the Ice Giant Region. Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 53 (4), p. 103. American Astronomical Society. doi: 10.3847/25c2cfeb.064d18c6. ISSN 0002-7537.

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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/147037/
Document Type:Article
Title:Captured Small Solar System Bodies in the Ice Giant Region
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Holt, TimothyCentre for Astrophysics, University of Southern Queensland, AustraliaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Buratti, BonnieJet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, M/S 183-601, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA91109, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Castillo-Rogez, JulieUniversity of Central FloridaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Davidsson, Björn J.R.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of TechnologyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Denk, TilmannUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0764-3677UNSPECIFIED
Horner, JontiUniversity of Southern QueenslandUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Holler, Bryan J.Space Telescope Science InstituteUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Jha, DevanshuMVJ College of EngineeringUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lucchetti, AliceAstronomical Observatory of PadovaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Nesvorny, DavidSouthwest Research InstituteUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Pajola, MaurizioAstronomical Observatory of PadovaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Porter, SimonSouthwest Research InstituteUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Rhoden, AlyssaSouthwest Research InstituteUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Rappolee, StevenTerrestrial and Cislunar Exploration Technologies, San Francisco, CA, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Schindhelm, RebeccaBall AerospaceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Spilker, LindaNASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of TechnologyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Verbiscer, AnneUniversity of VirginiaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:27 May 2021
Journal or Publication Title:Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:p. 103
Publisher:American Astronomical Society
Keywords:White paper; decadal survey; spacecraft; Uranus; Neptune; irregular moons; Trojans
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Robotics
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R RO - Robotics
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Planetary Exploration
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geology
Deposited By: Denk, Tilmann
Deposited On:13 Dec 2021 12:56
Last Modified:05 Dec 2023 10:16

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