Volume 382, Number 3, FebruaryII 2002
|Page(s)||1118 - 1124|
|Section||Celestial mechanics and astrometry|
|Published online||15 February 2002|
A model of the heliocentric orbits of a stream of Earth-impacting interstellar meteoroids
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand
2 Queen Mary College, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK
3 Astronomical Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences, 05960 Tatranská Lomnica, Slovakia
Corresponding author: L. Neslušan, email@example.com
Accepted: 16 November 2001
We consider the influx of a collinear stream of interstellar particles (ISPs) into the Solar System for the case where non-gravitational forces are negligible (particle size m) and model their Keplerian trajectories to yield the expected heliocentric orbits on impact with the Earth. The heliocentric orbital characteristics of such a stream of ISPs undergo cyclic seasonal variations allowing the determination of the stream inflow direction and far-Sun speed the orbit element signatures.
Key words: meteors, meteoroids / ISM: kinematics and dynamics
© ESO, 2002
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