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



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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