Volume 416, Number 2, March III 2004
|Page(s)||783 - 789|
|Section||Planets and planetary systems|
|Published online||27 February 2004|
Meteor showers of cometary origin in the Solar System: Revised predictions*
Centro de Astrobiología (INTA-CSIC), Ctra. de Ajalvir, km. 4, 28850, Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid, Spain
2 Observatoire de Bordeaux, BP 89, 33270, Floirac, France
Corresponding author: F. Selsis, email@example.com
Accepted: 17 November 2003
For meteor shower forecasting on the other planets of the Solar System, we have identified a list of periodic comets having close enough encounters with planetary orbits to produce regular showers. We revisit a previous study, done with an analytical approximation of the problem that proves to be unsuitable for the present purpose. By applying an accurate numerical method, we found significant differences in the results and identified more cometary candidates from the same initial sample. We give approximate dates for the potential meteor showers, highlighting the ones expected to occur during future planetary missions.
Key words: comets: general / meteors, meteoroids
© ESO, 2004
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