A numerical experiment on the chaotic behaviour of the Solar System

@article{Laskar1989ANE,
  title={A numerical experiment on the chaotic behaviour of the Solar System},
  author={Jacques Laskar},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1989},
  volume={338},
  pages={237-238}
}
  • J. Laskar
  • Published 16 March 1989
  • Physics, Geology
  • Nature
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