Statistical Analysis of the Effects of Close Encounters of Particles in Planetary Rings

  • Filomena Pereira Gama
  • Jean-Marc Petit
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 272)


The study of the structure and dynamical evolution of planetary rings is considered nowadays as an essential part of the research in the evolution of the solar system.


Relative Velocity Impact Parameter Regression Curve Inelastic Collision Close Encounter 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Filomena Pereira Gama
    • 1
  • Jean-Marc Petit
    • 1
  1. 1.Observatoire de la Côte d’AzurNice cedexFrance

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