On Distances between Orbits of Planets and Asteroids

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Abstract

In astronomical problems, we must estimate the proximity of celestial body orbits. This can serve as a criterion for common origin (usually of a parent body fragmentation). Several submetrics were proposed for this in the latter half of the 20th century. We call the submetric a function defined for each pair of Keplerian orbits, and, satisfying the first two axioms of metric space, but not making obligatory the third, triangle axiom. During the last decade, for each of the proposed submetrics, one can indicate an open set of orbital pairs that this key axiom violates. Recently, new metrics were constructed satisfying all axioms of mertric space, as well as metrics induced by them, widespread in celestial mechanics factor-spaces of the space of nonrectilinear Keplerian orbits. In the present paper, we extended the examination of considered submetrics and metrics propertie; calculated corresponding subdistances and distances between planetary orbits in the Solar System; calculated distances between all pairs of orbits of numbered asteroids (in the space of orbits as well as in its three subspaces); and calculated distances between the orbit of the Chelyabinsk body and orbits of all numbered asteroids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-316
Number of pages12
JournalVestnik St. Petersburg University: Mathematics
Volume51
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2018

Keywords

  • asteroid
  • distance between orbits
  • Keplerian orbit
  • metrics

Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)

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In: Vestnik St. Petersburg University: Mathematics, Vol. 51, No. 3, 01.07.2018, p. 305-316.

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