On zero-velocity surfaces inside and outside a homogeneous rotating and gravitating ellipsoid
Abstract:Surfaces of zero velocity and regions of possible motions of a small body in the gravitational field of a homogeneous rotating ellipsoid are examined. The existence of stable motions in Hill's sense is shown. Applications of the results obtained to problems both on a satellite of triaxial planet motion and on a star inside and outside a galaxy are considered.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: August 1, 2003