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Origin of the cataclysmic Late Heavy Bombardment period of the terrestrial planets
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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
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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
The Long-Term Dynamical Behavior of Short-Period Comets
We have developed and carefully tested a new computer code to follow the long-term dynamical evolution of a swarm of test particles in the solar system. This new integrator is approximately an orderExpand
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
From the Kuiper Belt to Jupiter-Family Comets: The Spatial Distribution of Ecliptic Comets☆
Abstract We present numerical orbital integrations of thousands of massless particles as they evolve from Neptune-encountering orbits in the Kuiper belt for up to 1 Gyr or until they either impact aExpand
Chaotic capture of Jupiter's Trojan asteroids in the early Solar System
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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
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
A Multiple Time Step Symplectic Algorithm for Integrating Close Encounters
We present a new symplectic algorithm that has the desirable properties of the sophisticated but highly efficient numerical algorithms known as mixed variable symplectic (MVS) methods and that, inExpand
A disk of scattered icy objects and the origin of Jupiter-family comets.
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Two recently discovered objects, 1996 RQ20 and 1996 TL66, have orbital elements similar to those predicted for objects in this disk, suggesting that they are thus far the only members of this disk to be identified. Expand
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
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