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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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Official URL: https://baas.aas.org/pub/2021n4i103/release/1

Abstract

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
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Holt, TimothyCentre for Astrophysics, University of Southern Queensland, AustraliaUNSPECIFIED
Buratti, BonnieJet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, M/S 183-601, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA91109, USAUNSPECIFIED
Castillo-Rogez, JulieUniversity of Central FloridaUNSPECIFIED
Davidsson, Björn J.R.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of TechnologyUNSPECIFIED
Denk, TilmannTilmann.Denk (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0764-3677
Horner, JontiUniversity of Southern QueenslandUNSPECIFIED
Holler, Bryan J.Space Telescope Science InstituteUNSPECIFIED
Jha, DevanshuMVJ College of EngineeringUNSPECIFIED
Lucchetti, AliceAstronomical Observatory of PadovaUNSPECIFIED
Nesvorny, DavidSouthwest Research InstituteUNSPECIFIED
Pajola, MaurizioAstronomical Observatory of PadovaUNSPECIFIED
Porter, SimonSouthwest Research InstituteUNSPECIFIED
Rhoden, AlyssaSouthwest Research InstituteUNSPECIFIED
Rappolee, StevenTerrestrial and Cislunar Exploration Technologies, San Francisco, CA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Schindhelm, RebeccaBall AerospaceUNSPECIFIED
Spilker, LindaNASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of TechnologyUNSPECIFIED
Verbiscer, AnneUniversity of VirginiaUNSPECIFIED
Date:2021
Journal or Publication Title:Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:53
DOI :10.3847/25c2cfeb.064d18c6
Page Range:p. 103
Publisher:American Astronomical Society
ISSN:0002-7537
Status:Published
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:04 Jan 2022 12:14

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