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Fig. 1


Intersection of the Earth’s Hill sphere with the b-plane for projectiles having a = 3.5 AU, q = 0.5 AU, and i = 5°, showing the passage points of 3000 objects that entered within the Hill sphere. The center of the Earth is at the origin of the (ξ,ζ) coordinates. These coordinates are described in Sect. 3.2; see also Carusi et al. (1990).

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