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An Analysis of the Content of Large Bodies in Meteor and Fireball Streams

Abstract

The issue of the presence of meter- and decameter-sized bodies in meteor and fireball streams is of fundamental importance in the context of the theory of disintegration of parent bodies. Our observations, which have been carried out since 1995, indicate that such bodies are present in the Perseid, α-Capricornid, Leonid, and Coma-Berenicid meteoric streams. A catalogue is presented here for the parameters of the detected bodies. The spatial density of the meter-sized bodies is estimated based on the observational material. Within the errors, our estimates agree with the estimates based on the extrapolation of meteor and fireball data. An analysis of the observations suggests some inferences on the structure of the streams under study.

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Translated from Astronomicheskii Vestnik, Vol. 39, No. 3, 2005, pp. 263–271.

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Barabanov, S.I., Smirnov, M.A. An Analysis of the Content of Large Bodies in Meteor and Fireball Streams. Sol Syst Res 39, 231–238 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11208-005-0037-y

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Keywords

  • Large Body
  • Fundamental Importance
  • Spatial Density
  • Parent Body
  • Meteoric Stream