Asteroids in retrograde resonances

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Asteroids in retrograde resonances

Post by Lazarus on 4th August 2013, 1:19 pm

Exoplanets inspiring studies of solar system dynamics...

Asteroids in retrograde resonance with Jupiter and Saturn
http://arxiv.org/abs/1308.0216

2006 BZ8 is in a 2:-5 resonance with Jupiter, while 2008 SO218 is in a 1:-2 resonance. 2009 QY6 is in a retrograde resonance with Saturn.

Apparently it is possible for objects like 2006 BZ8 to be briefly captured into a 1:-1 resonance... retrograde co-orbital!!!
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