The authors summarize the arguments suggesting a collisional fragmentation of the Saturnian satellite Hyperion, and a subsequent orbital evolution of the fragments controlled by Titan's resonant perturbations. As a consequence of this evolution, most fragments eventually either collided with Titan or were ejected from the system, but a minor fraction of them probably impacted with the inner moons and contributed to the cratering of their icy surface.

Fragmentation of Hyperion and cratering of Saturn's satellites

PAOLICCHI, PAOLO;
1982

Abstract

The authors summarize the arguments suggesting a collisional fragmentation of the Saturnian satellite Hyperion, and a subsequent orbital evolution of the fragments controlled by Titan's resonant perturbations. As a consequence of this evolution, most fragments eventually either collided with Titan or were ejected from the system, but a minor fraction of them probably impacted with the inner moons and contributed to the cratering of their icy surface.
Farinella, P.; Paolicchi, Paolo; Zappala, V.
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