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There are two main contexts for orbital resonance, and these can be thought of as "Jupiter scattering asteroids" and "Jupiter's moons in a 1:2:4 resonance" In the case of scattering, orbital perturbations from Earth, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter can cause asteroids to change their orbital characteristics over time. Each planet is constantly ...


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Since the Solar system is a multi-body system (with $N>2$ bodies of significant mass), the orbits of its constituents are not exact Keplerian orbits. To lowest order, each planet orbits the Sun (or rather the centre of mass of all interior planets) on a Keplerian orbit, but the interactions with the planets as well as the fact that the centre of mass of ...


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