CHAOTIC DIFFUSION OF RESONANT KUIPER BELT OBJECTS

@article{Tiscareno2004CHAOTICDO,
  title={CHAOTIC DIFFUSION OF RESONANT KUIPER BELT OBJECTS},
  author={Matthew S. Tiscareno and Renu Malhotra},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={138},
  pages={827-837}
}
We carried out extensive numerical orbit integrations to probe the long-term chaotic dynamics of the two strongest mean-motion resonances of Neptune in the Kuiper Belt, the 3:2 (Plutinos) and 2:1 (Twotinos). Our primary results include a computation of the relative volumes of phase space characterized by large- and small-resonance libration amplitudes, and maps of resonance stability measured by mean chaotic diffusion rate. We find that Neptune's 2:1 resonance has weaker overall long-term… 

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