Mean Motion Resonances in the Trans-neptunian Region

@inproceedings{Roig2000MeanMR,
  title={Mean Motion Resonances in the Trans-neptunian Region},
  author={Fernando Roig},
  year={2000}
}
  • F. Roig
  • Published 1 November 2000
  • Physics, Geology
The stability of the 2:3 mean motion resonance with Neptune is systematically explored and compared to the observed resonant population. It is shown that orbits with small and moderate amplitudes of the resonant angle are stable over the age of the Solar System. The observed resonant population is distributed within the stability limits. There exists an interval of large resonant amplitudes, where orbits are marginally unstable. Resonant objects starting in this interval may leave the resonance… 
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