CONSEQUENCES OF A DISTANT MASSIVE PLANET ON THE LARGE SEMIMAJOR AXIS TRANS-NEPTUNIAN OBJECTS

@article{Shankman2016CONSEQUENCESOA,
  title={CONSEQUENCES OF A DISTANT MASSIVE PLANET ON THE LARGE SEMIMAJOR AXIS TRANS-NEPTUNIAN OBJECTS},
  author={C. J. Shankman and JJ. Kavelaars and Samantha M. Lawler and Brett J. Gladman and Michele T. Bannister},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={153}
}
We explore the distant giant planet hypothesis by integrating the large-semimajor-axis, large-pericenter trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs) in the presence of the giant planets and an external perturber whose orbit is consistent with the proposed distant, eccentric, and inclined giant planet, so-called planet 9. We find that TNOs with semimajor axes greater than 250 au experience some longitude of perihelion shepherding, but that a generic outcome of such evolutions is that the TNOs evolve to… 

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