On the obliquity and tidal heating of Triton

David G. Jankowski, Christopher F. Chyba, Philip D. Nicholson

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Alone of all the major Solar System satellites, Triton may have an obliquity near 100°. Such an obliquity could result in significant tidal heating of the satellite and will eventually lead to damping of its orbital inclination to 180°.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-219
Number of pages9
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1989
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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