Dark matter chaos in the Solar System

  title={Dark matter chaos in the Solar System},
  author={Jos{\'e} Lages and Dima L. Shepelyansky},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
We study the capture of Galactic dark matter particles in the Solar system produced by rotation of Jupiter. It is shown that the capture cross-section is much larger than the area of the Jupiter orbit being inversely diverging at small particle energy. We show that the dynamics of captured particles is chaotic and is well described by a simple symplectic dark map. This dark map description allows us to simulate the scattering and dynamics of 10 14 dark matter particles during the lifetime of… Expand

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