Chaotic capture of Jupiter's Trojan asteroids in the early Solar System

@article{Morbidelli2005ChaoticCO,
  title={Chaotic capture of Jupiter's Trojan asteroids in the early Solar System},
  author={Alessandro Morbidelli and Harold Levison and Kleomenis Tsiganis and Rodney Gomes},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2005},
  volume={435},
  pages={462-465}
}
Jupiter's Trojans are asteroids that follow essentially the same orbit as Jupiter, but lead or trail the planet by an angular distance of ∼60 degrees (co-orbital motion). They are hypothesized to be planetesimals that formed near Jupiter and were captured onto their current orbits while Jupiter was growing, possibly with the help of gas drag and/or collisions. This idea, however, cannot explain some basic properties of the Trojan population, in particular its broad orbital inclination… CONTINUE READING
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