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dc.contributor6324 Chesla Dr, Gainesville, GA, 30506, USA
dc.contributorArmagh Observatory & Planetarium, College Hill, Armagh, BT61 9DG, UK
dc.contributor.authorKinsman, J. H.
dc.contributor.authorAsher, D. J.
dc.date.accessioned2024-02-21T11:03:45Z
dc.date.available2024-02-21T11:03:45Z
dc.date.issued2017-09-01T00:00:00Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.pss.2017.04.024
dc.identifier.doi10.48550/arXiv.1707.08246
dc.identifier.other2017arXiv170708246K
dc.identifier.otherastro-ph.EP
dc.identifier.other2017arXiv170708246K
dc.identifier.other2017P&SS..144..112K
dc.identifier.otherarXiv:1707.08246
dc.identifier.other10.48550/arXiv.1707.08246
dc.identifier.other10.1016/j.pss.2017.04.024
dc.identifier.other-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14302/1909
dc.description.abstractNo firm evidence has existed that the ancient Maya civilization recorded specific occurrences of meteor showers or outbursts in the corpus of Maya hieroglyphic inscriptions. In fact, there has been no evidence of any pre-Hispanic civilization in the Western Hemisphere recording any observations of any meteor showers on any specific dates. <P />The authors numerically integrated meteoroid-sized particles released by Comet Halley as early as 1404 BC to identify years within the Maya Classic Period, AD 250-909, when Eta Aquariid outbursts might have occurred. Outbursts determined by computer model were then compared to specific events in the Maya record to see if any correlation existed between the date of the event and the date of the outburst. The model was validated by successfully explaining several outbursts around the same epoch in the Chinese record. Some outbursts observed by the Maya were due to recent revolutions of Comet Halley, within a few centuries, and some to resonant behavior in older Halley trails, of the order of a thousand years. Examples were found of several different Jovian mean motion resonances as well as the 1:3 Saturnian resonance that have controlled the dynamical evolution of meteoroids in apparently observed outbursts.
dc.publisherPlanetary and Space Science
dc.titleEvidence of Eta Aquariid outbursts recorded in the classic Maya hieroglyphic script using orbital integrations
dc.typearticle
dc.source.journalP&SS
dc.source.journalP&SS..144
dc.source.volume144
refterms.dateFOA2024-02-21T11:03:45Z
dc.identifier.bibcode2017P&SS..144..112K


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