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Dynamics of Systems of Two Close Planets
Abstract In connection with the study of newly formed protoplanetary embryos in the early Solar System, we study the dynamics of a pair of interacting planets orbiting a Sun. By examining theExpand
The Structure of the Kuiper Belt: Size Distribution and Radial Extent
The size distribution in the Kuiper Belt records physical processes operating during the formation and subsequent evolution of the solar system. This paper reports a study of the apparent magnitudeExpand
Dynamical Lifetimes of Objects Injected into Asteroid Belt Resonances
Numerical simulations of particles placed in orbital resonances in the main asteroid belt show that the typical dynamical lifetimes of objects that could become near-Earth asteroids or meteorites areExpand
Meteoritic parent bodies: Their number and identification
Extensive collection efforts in Antarctica and the Sahara in the past 10 years have greatly increased the number of known meteorites. Groupings of meteorites according to petrologic, mineralogical,Expand
Nomenclature in the Outer Solar System
We define a nomenclature for the dynamical classification of objects in the outer solar system, mostly targeted at the Kuiper belt. We classify all 584 reasonable-quality orbits, as of May 2006. OurExpand
The Kuiper belt luminosity function from mR = 21 to 26
Abstract We have performed an ecliptic imaging survey of the Kuiper belt with our deepest and widest field achieving a limiting flux of m ( g ′ ) 50 % ∼ 26.4 , with a sky coverage of 3.0Expand
Pencil-Beam Surveys for Faint Trans-Neptunian Objects
Motivated by a desire to understand the size distribution of objects in the Edgeworth-Kuiper belt, an observing program has been conducted at the Palomar 5 m and Canada-France-Hawaii 3.6 mExpand
On the asteroid belt's orbital and size distribution
Abstract For absolute magnitudes greater than the current completeness limit of H -magnitude ∼15 the main asteroid belt's size distribution is imperfectly known. We have acquired good-quality orbitalExpand
The orbital distribution of Near-Earth Objects inside Earth's orbit
Canada’s Near-Earth Object Surveillance Satellite (NEOSSat), set to launch in early 2012, will search for and track Near-Earth Objects (NEOs), tuning its search to best detect objects with a < 1.0Expand
Orbital and temporal distributions of meteorites originating in the asteroid belt
Abstract— The recent discovery of the importance of Sun-grazing phenomena dramatically changed our understanding of the dynamics of objects emerging from the asteroid belt via resonant phenomena. TheExpand