Astrophysics and Space Science

, 364:209 | Cite as

Application minimal orbit intersection distance calculation to studying young asteroid pairs

  • A. Rosaev
Original Article


A method for calculating the minimum distance between two almost overlapping elliptical orbits is proposed. An expression is obtained for the longitude of the minimum distance point as a function of the orbital elements. Applications are considered of the method for determining the age of pairs of asteroids in close-by orbits.


Minimal orbital intersection distance Asteroid families Orbital evolution 


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Conflict of Interest: The author declares to have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Rosaev
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  1. 1.Research and Educational Center “Nonlinear Dynamics”Yaroslavl State UniversityYaroslavlRussian Federation

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