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On Averaging Eccentric Orbits: Implications for the Long-term Thermal Evolution of Comets

• Authors: Anastasios Gkotsinas, Aurélie Guilbert-Lepoutre, Sean N. Raymond

Anastasios Gkotsinas et al 2023 The Astronomical Journal 165 .

• Provider: AAS Journals

Caption: Figure 5.

A typical Jupiter-family comet trajectory taken from Gkotsinas et al. (2022) plotted over the temperature differences between elliptic orbits and an average of the effective thermal radius (r T ) inward and outward for all the a, e couples. Each circle represents a point in our orbital parameter space sampling. The color code gives the scale of the temperature difference.