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Origin of the cataclysmic Late Heavy Bombardment period of the terrestrial planets
This model not only naturally explains the Late Heavy Bombardment, but also reproduces the observational constraints of the outer Solar System. Expand
Origin of the orbital architecture of the giant planets of the Solar System
This model reproduces all the important characteristics of the giant planets' orbits, namely their final semimajor axes, eccentricities and mutual inclinations, provided that Jupiter and Saturn crossed their 1:2 orbital resonance. Expand
Debiased Orbital and Absolute Magnitude Distribution of the Near-Earth Objects
The orbital and absolute magnitude distribution of the near-Earth objects (NEOs) is difficult to compute, partly because only a modest fraction of the entire NEO population has been discovered soExpand
A low mass for Mars from Jupiter’s early gas-driven migration
Simulation of the early Solar System shows how the inward migration of Jupiter to 1.5 au, and its subsequent outward migration, lead to a planetesimal disk truncated at 1’au; the terrestrial planets then form from this disk over the next 30–50 million years, with an Earth/Mars mass ratio consistent with observations. Expand
Chaotic capture of Jupiter's Trojan asteroids in the early Solar System
It is shown that the Trojans could have formed in more distant regions and been subsequently captured into co-orbital motion with Jupiter during the time when the giant planets migrated by removing neighbouring planetesimals. Expand
Source regions and timescales for the delivery of water to the Earth
— In the primordial solar system, the most plausible sources of the water accreted by the Earth were in the outer asteroid belt, in the giant planet regions, and in the Kuiper Belt. We investigateExpand
Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy
1. Dynamics of Extrasolar Planets (C. Beaugé) The orbital fits of multi-planetary systems from radial velocity data has proved to be a complex task. In some cases, different orbital solutions provideExpand
The fossilized size distribution of the main asteroid belt
Planet formation models suggest the primordial main belt experienced a short but intense period of collisional evolution shortly after the formation of planetary embryos. This period is believed toExpand
Modern celestial mechanics : aspects of solar system dynamics
1. Elementary Celestial and Hamiltonian Mechanics 2. Quasi-Integrable Hamiltonian System 3. Kam Tori 4. Single Resonance Dyanmics 5. Numerical Tools for the Detection of Chaos 6. Interactions AmongExpand
Origin of the structure of the Kuiper belt during a dynamical instability in the orbits of Uranus and Neptune
Abstract We explore the origin and orbital evolution of the Kuiper belt in the framework of a recent model of the dynamical evolution of the giant planets, sometimes known as the Nice model. ThisExpand