Simple dynamical models based on Opic's (1976) theory are used to judge the relative probabilities of the evolutionary outcomes of a process in which fragments from a catastrophic impact against Hyperion either impacted Titan or spread into the inner part of the Saturnian system, and contributed to the cratering record of the inner satellites. The models indicate that the overwhelming majority of fragments were swept up by Titan; the flux of impactors therefore declines rapidly inward, and was low for all the inner satellites other than Rhea.

The fate of Hyperion's fragments

PAOLICCHI, PAOLO;
1990

Abstract

Simple dynamical models based on Opic's (1976) theory are used to judge the relative probabilities of the evolutionary outcomes of a process in which fragments from a catastrophic impact against Hyperion either impacted Titan or spread into the inner part of the Saturnian system, and contributed to the cratering record of the inner satellites. The models indicate that the overwhelming majority of fragments were swept up by Titan; the flux of impactors therefore declines rapidly inward, and was low for all the inner satellites other than Rhea.
Farinella, P.; Paolicchi, Paolo; Strom, R. G.; Kargel, J. S.; Zappala, V.
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