Further advances on low-energy lunar impact dynamics
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We extend the analysis, started in a previous work , concerning the formation of lunar impact craters due to low-energy trajectories. First, we adopt the Circular Restricted Three- Body Problem and consider different choices of initial conditions inside the stable invariant manifold associated with the central invariant one in the neighborhood of the L2 equilibrium point in the Earth–Moon system. Then we move to the Bicircular Restricted Four- Body Problem to study the effect of the Sun on the distribution of impacts on the Moon’s surface
CitationAlessi, E. M.; Gómez, G.; Masdemont, J.J. Further advances on low-energy lunar impact dynamics. "Communications in nonlinear science and numerical simulation", Febrer 2010, vol. 17, núm. 2, p. 854-866.