Interactions Between Physics and Dynamics of Solar System Bodies

Proceedings of the International Astronomical Symposium held in Pléneuf-Val-André (France) from June 21 to June 28, 1992

  • E. Bois
  • P. Oberti
  • J. Henrard
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Asteriods

  3. Comets

  4. Artificial Satellites

About these proceedings

Introduction

Fans of "Asterix the Gallic" know well that the only fear of people in Brittany is that the sky falls upon their head. So it must have been a shock for them (the fans of Asterix) to learn that a horde of Physicists and Dynamicists (some of them being actually Roman - ils sont fous ces Romains!) invaded the bay of Saint-Brieuc and spend a full week conjuring all the nastiness that the sky has in reserve, revelling in the horrors hidden beyond the blue dome; they talked with delight about "asteroids", "comets" and "meteor streams"; they grinned at the idea of "artificial satellites", these pots and pans of space always ready to fall upon you; some of them said strange things about the Moon, the planets, and evoked the "rings" of Saturn or of some other of their gods. One evening, a Roman from Pisa went as far as cornering some inhabitants in the large hut they used for their witchcraft and filled them with terror by describing the fate of the poor dinosaurs victims of a particularly nasty asteroid (or was it a comet?). You will be surprized to learn that Bretons did not exact a spectacular revenge for these offenses. On the contrary.

Keywords

Libration Variation artificial satellite asteroid deformation dynamics gravitation gravity moon planet solar system stability

Editors and affiliations

  • E. Bois
    • 1
  • P. Oberti
    • 2
  • J. Henrard
    • 3
  1. 1.Observatoire de la Côte d’AzurGrasseFrance
  2. 2.Observatoire de la Côte d’AzurNiceFrance
  3. 3.Départment de MathématiqueFNDPNamurBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-1902-3
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4840-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-1902-3
  • About this book
Industry Sectors
Aerospace