Dynamical Implantation of Objects in the Kuiper Belt

  title={Dynamical Implantation of Objects in the Kuiper Belt},
  author={P. Brasil and D. Nesvorn{\'y} and R. Gomes},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
Several models have been suggested in the past to describe the dynamical formation of hot Kuiper Belt objects (hereafter Hot Classicals or HCs for short). Here, we discuss a dynamical mechanism that allows orbits to evolve from the primordial planetesimal disk at 35?AU to reach the orbital region now occupied by HCs. We performed three different sets of numerical simulations to illustrate this mechanism. Two of these simulations were based on modern theories for the early evolution of the solar… Expand
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