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Stablility of halo orbits

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posted on 12.05.2006, 13:38 by J.E. Howard, Holger R. Dullin, M. Horányi
We predict new populations of trapped nonequatorial (“halo”) orbits of charged dust grains about an arbitrary axisymmetric planet. Simple equilibrium and stability conditions are derived, revealing dramatic differences between positively and negatively charged grains in prograde or retrograde orbits. Implications for the Cassini mission to Saturn are discussed.

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HOWARD, DULLIN and HORANYI, 2000. Stablility of halo orbits. Physical Review Letters, 84(15), pp. 3244–3247

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© American Physical Society

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2000

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This article was published in the journal, Physical Review Letters [© American Physical Society]. It is also available at: http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v84/p3244.

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0031-9007

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