Wisdom

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5.8.1981 00:00 Anderson Mesa 111w32 35n5 observations 1


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Named in honor of Jack Wisdom, a dynamicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Wisdom is well known for his discovery of a dynamical mechanism for the removal of minor-planet type objects from the 3:1 and other Kirkwood {see planet  (1578)} gaps via chaotic behavior, which can also deliver meteorites to the Earth. He and his colleagues have also explored the long-term stability of the solar system, the tidal evolution of planetary satellite systems and the chaotic rotation states of irregularly shaped natural satellites. (M 12803) _ _.


Avastatud: 5-8-1981 Avastamiskoht: Anderson Mesa Avastajad: Bowell, E.

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