Formation, Composition, and History of the Pluto System: A Post-New Horizons Synthesis

  title={Formation, Composition, and History of the Pluto System: A Post-New Horizons Synthesis},
  author={William B. McKinnon and Christopher R. Glein and Tanguy Bertrand and Alyssa Rose Rhoden},
The Pluto-Charon system provides a broad variety of constraints on planetary formation, composition, chemistry, and evolution. Pluto was the first body to be discovered in what is now known as the Kuiper belt, its orbit ultimately becoming a major clue that the giant planets underwent substantial orbital migration early in Solar System history. This migration has been linked to an early instability in the orbits of the giant planets and the formation of the Kuiper belt itself, from an ancestral… Expand
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