oa MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - The new satellites (J X and J XI) of Jupiter and the gaps in the asteroid orbits
|Article Title||The new satellites (J X and J XI) of Jupiter and the gaps in the asteroid orbits|
|© Publisher:||Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA)|
|Journal||MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 1944|
|Pages||25 - 26|
|Keyword(s)||Eccentricity, High inclinations, Mean distance of planet, Period of revolution, Ratios of periods, Relative velocity, Retrograde motions, Satellites of Jupiter and Semi-major axis|
It was pointed out by Professor Kirkwood of the University of Indiana, in 1806 that the divisions in Saturn's rings were due to perturbations caused by its satellites, the influence of Mimas being especially strong. He also showed that there were gaps in the asteroid orbits.
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