JUMPING NEPTUNE CAN EXPLAIN THE KUIPER BELT KERNEL

@article{Nesvorn2015JUMPINGNC,
  title={JUMPING NEPTUNE CAN EXPLAIN THE KUIPER BELT KERNEL},
  author={D. Nesvorn{\'y}},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={150},
  pages={68}
}
  • D. Nesvorný
  • Published 2015
  • Physics
  • The Astronomical Journal
  • The Kuiper Belt is a population of icy bodies beyond the orbit of Neptune. A particularly puzzling and up-to-now unexplained feature of the Kuiper Belt is the so-called ?kernel,? a concentration of orbits with semimajor axes a ? 44 AU, eccentricities e ? 0.05, and inclinations . Here we show that the Kuiper Belt kernel can be explained if Neptune?s otherwise smooth migration was interrupted by a discontinuous change of Neptune?s semimajor axis when Neptune reached ?28 AU. Before the… CONTINUE READING
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