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The Shape of Small Solar System Bodies: Gravitational Equilibrium vs. Solid-State Interactions

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Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (ASIC, volume 85)

Abstract

We discuss the new data on the shape of small planetary satellites and asteroids, comparing them with the theory of equilibrium figures for self-gravitating masses. This comparison allows to obtain interesting informations on the structure, density and strenght of these bodies.

Keywords

Equilibrium Figure Spin Period Triaxial Ellipsoid Tidal Evolution Trojan Asteroid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Osservatorio Astronomico di BreraItaly
  2. 2.Ist.Matematico“L.Tonelli”Università di PisaItaly
  3. 3.Osservatorio Astronomico di TorinoItaly

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