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On the Erigone family and the z(2) secular resonance

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Carruba, V. [1, 2] ; Aljbaae, S. [2] ; Winter, O. C. [2]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Southwest Res Inst, Dept Space Studies, Boulder, CO 80302 - USA
[2] Univ Estadual Paulista, UNESP, Grp Dinam Orbital & Planetol, Guaratingueta, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society; v. 455, n. 3, p. 2279-2288, JAN 21 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 4

The Erigone family is a C-type group in the inner main belt. Its age has been estimated by several researchers to be less then 300 Myr, so it is a relatively young cluster. Yarko-YORP Monte Carlo methods to study the chronology of the Erigone family confirm results obtained by other groups. The Erigone family, however, is also characterized by its interaction with the z(2) secular resonance. While less than 15 per cent of its members are currently in librating states of this resonance, the number of objects, members of the dynamical group, in resonant states is high enough to allow us to use the study of dynamics inside the z(2) resonance to set constraints on the family age. Like the nu(6) and z(1) secular resonances, the z(2) resonance is characterized by one stable equilibrium point at sigma = 180 degrees in the z(2) resonance plane (sigma, d sigma/dt), where sigma is the resonant angle of the z(2) resonance. Diffusion in this plane occurs on time-scales of similar or equal to 12 Myr, which sets a lower limit on the Erigone family age. Finally, the minimum time needed to reach a steady-state population of z(2) librators is about 90 Myr, which allows us to impose another, independent constraint on the group age. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/15357-1 - Long-term effect of the masses (and their uncertainties) of large asteroids on the orbital evolution of terrestrial planetes and minor bodies.
Grantee:Safwan Aljbaae
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
FAPESP's process: 14/24071-7 - Dynamical evolution of asteroid families
Grantee:Valerio Carruba
Support Opportunities: Scholarships abroad - Research
FAPESP's process: 11/08171-3 - Orbital dynamics of minor bodies
Grantee:Othon Cabo Winter
Support Opportunities: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 14/06762-2 - Secular families
Grantee:Valerio Carruba
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants