Eccentricity evolution in mean motion resonance and non-radial solar wind
Department of Astronomy, Physics of the Earth, and Meteorology, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University, Mlynská dolina, 842 48 Bratislava, Slovak Republic e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 4 March 2009
Eccentricity evolution of a dust particle in a mean motion orbital resonance with a planet in circular orbit is investigated. The action of solar electromagnetic and corpuscular radiation, including non-radial components of the solar wind velocity, is taken into account. Various types of eccentricity evolution depend on the angle between the radial direction and the direction of the solar wind velocity. The evolution changes at the analytically derived angles. Its application to exosolar systems is included.
Key words: Sun: solar wind / interplanetary medium / celestial mechanics / stars: planetary systems
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