Is the outer Solar System chaotic

  title={Is the outer Solar System chaotic},
  author={Wayne B. Hayes},
  journal={Nature Physics},
  • W. Hayes
  • Published 7 February 2007
  • Physics
  • Nature Physics
One-sentence summary: Current observational uncertainty in the positions of the Jovian planets precludes deciding whether or not the outer Solar System is chaotic. 100 word technical summary: The existence of chaos in the system of Jovian planets has been in question for the past 15 years. Various investigators have found Lyapunov times ranging from about 5 millions years upwards to infinity, with no clear reason for the discrepancy. In this paper, we resolve the issue. The position of the… 

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