Collections and calls for papers

50 years of Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy

This Topical Collection celebrates 50 years of CM&DA with original articles containing results of special relevance in the field. The first issue of CM&DA, at that time called "Celestial Mechanics" (later re...

  • Editorial Committee
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Closed
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Close Approaches and Collisions in Planetary Systems

This Topical Collection focuses on the problem of close approaches and collisions in asteroid, satellite and planetary systems. The problem of close encounters and collisions can be approached either theoret...

  • Rudolf Dvorak
  • Christoph Lhotka
  • Alessandra Celletti
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Closed
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Dynamics of Space Debris and NEO

Space Debris and Near Earth Objects (NEO) might raise serious problems for the safeguard of our planet. Understanding their dynamics is of paramount importance. This Topical Collection aims at covering the m...

  • Xiyun Hou
  • Massimiliano Vasile
  • Alessandra Celletti
Submission status
Open
Submission deadline
Ongoing
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Exoplanet Dynamics

The continuous discovery of extra-solar planetary systems is one of the most interesting topics in astronomy. The dynamics of these objects has many important implications, from the stability of the exoplane...

  • Alessandro Morbidelli
  • Kleomenis Tsiganis
  • Alessandra Celletti
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Closed
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Innovative computational methods in Dynamical Astronomy

The use of computational methods, for the integrations of the equations of motion or the analysis of regular and chaotic dynamics, has represented a breakthrough in modern Celestial Mechanics, starting from ...

  • Christoph Lhotka
  • Giovanni F. Gronchi
  • Ugo Locatelli
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Open
Submission deadline
Ongoing
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Innovative design of Earth and Lunar satellite orbital dynamics

Satellite dynamics has been studied since decades. Hohmann trajectories form the basis of satellite dynamics, while Conley low-cost trajectories represent a novel way to move in space using the natural dynam...

  • Antonio Bertachini Prado
  • Eduardo S.G. Leandro
  • Nelson Callegari Jr.
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Open
Submission deadline
Ongoing
Innovative methods for space threats: from their dynamics to interplanetary missions

The awareness of possible space threats from the sky that might put in danger our planet has stimulated many discussions and investigations on understanding, preventing, mitigating such threats. This Topical...

  • Giovanni Federico Gronchi
  • Ugo Locatelli
  • Giuseppe Pucacco
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Closed
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Machine Learning in Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy

In the last two decades, machine learning has found application in a wide range of areas of science and scientific computing. In a number of cases this has led to new developments beyond the simple applicati...

  • Massimiliano Vasile
  • Xiyun Hou
  • Roberto Furfaro
Submission status
Open
Submission deadline
31 December 2022
Main Belt Dynamics

Although being studied since the XIX century, the main belt dynamics of asteroids between Mars and Jupiter still retains many unknowns as well as surprises. This Topical Collection aims at stimulating furthe...

  • Christoph Lhotka
  • Vladislav Sidorenko
  • Alessandra Celletti
Submission status
Open
Submission deadline
Ongoing
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Recent advances in the study of the dynamics of N-body problem

Although studied since centuries, the 3-body problem, and its generalization known as the N-body problem, has still many unsolved issues and always raises new and important questions. Its dynamics involves m...

  • Giovanni Federico Gronchi
  • Ugo Locatelli
  • Giuseppe Pucacco
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Closed
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Theory and applications of resonances and central configurations

One of the most intriguing questions in Celestial Mechanics is the occurrence of resonant relations within objects of the Solar system. Resonances can be referred either to orbital and rotational motion. Cen...

  • Antonio Bertachini Prado
  • Eduardo S.G. Leandro
  • Nelson Callegari Jr.
Submission status
Open
Submission deadline
Ongoing
Toward the Moon and Beyond

On the historical occasion of the 50th anniversary of Apollo's landing on the Moon on 21 July 1969, this Topical Collection includes articles from leading researchers on the dynamics of the Moon, on the desi...

  • Terry Alfriend
  • Pini Gurfil
  • Ryan P. Russell
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Closed
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Trans-Neptunian Objects

The dynamical properties of objects orbiting beyond Neptune represent a challenge due to their distance and the few informations available from direct observations. Nevertheless, they represent also a bench-...

  • David Nesvorný
  • Alessandra Celletti
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Closed
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Variational and perturbative methods in Celestial Mechanics

Astonishing results have been obtained in the XX century by the implementation of perturbation theory; among the others, we recall the discovery of the planet Neptune with theoretical computations. Variation...

  • Àngel Jorba
  • Susanna Terracini
  • Gabriella Pinzari
Submission status
Open
Submission deadline
Ongoing