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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Linking the collisional history of the main asteroid belt to its dynamical excitation and depletion
Abstract The main belt is believed to have originally contained an Earth mass or more of material, enough to allow the asteroids to accrete on relatively short timescales. The present-day main belt,Expand
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A disk of scattered icy objects and the origin of Jupiter-family comets.
Orbital integrations carried out for 4 billion years produced a disk of scattered objects beyond the orbit of Neptune. Objects in this disk can be distinguished from Kuiper belt objects by a greaterExpand
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COMETARY ORIGIN OF THE ZODIACAL CLOUD AND CARBONACEOUS MICROMETEORITES. IMPLICATIONS FOR HOT DEBRIS DISKS
The zodiacal cloud is a thick circumsolar disk of small debris particles produced by asteroid collisions and comets. Their relative contribution and how particles of different sizes dynamicallyExpand
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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
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Orbital and Collisional Evolution of the Irregular Satellites
The irregular moons of the Jovian planets are a puzzling part of the solar system inventory. Unlike regular satellites, the irregular moons revolve around planets at large distances in tilted andExpand
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