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Opik Collision Probability

Postby Ada Coda » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:01 pm

Opik Collision Probability

Abstract: The Opik method gives the mean probability of collision of a small body with a given planet. It is a statistical value valid for an orbit with given (a,e,i) and undefined argument of perihelion. In some cases, the planet can eject the small body from the solar system; in these cases, the program estimates the mean time for the ejection. The Opik method does not take into account other perturbers than the planet considered, so it only provides an idea of the timescales involved.

Credit: Gallardo, Tabare

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