Modern Orbital Mechanics
Until the seventeenth century, it was believed that orbits could only be circular. But in 1601, German astronomer Johannes Kepler acquired the planetary positional data of Tycho Brahe, who had recently died. The data was the most accurate of its time and spanned 15 years.
KeywordsAphelion distance Asteroid families Chaos Circulates Commensurate Dynamical lifetime Eccentricity Hill Radius Horseshoe orbit Kozai-Lidov resonance Laplace resonance Librates Lyapunov Characteristic Exponent Lyapunov time Mean motion resonance MEGNO parameter Order of the resonance Osculating orbital parameters Orbital resonance Orbit-orbit coupling Perihelion distance Resonance angles Resonance sticking Secondary resonances Semimajor axis Spin-orbit coupling Stable chaos Subresonance Tadpole orbit Three-body resonances Tidal forces
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