Migration of Trans-Neptunian Objects to the Terrestrial Planets

@article{Ipatov2001MigrationOT,
  title={Migration of Trans-Neptunian Objects to the Terrestrial Planets},
  author={Sergei I. Ipatov and John C. Mather},
  journal={Earth, Moon, and Planets},
  year={2001},
  volume={92},
  pages={89-98}
}
The orbital evolution of more than 22000 Jupiter-crossing objects under thegravitational influence of planets was investigated. We found that the meancollision probabilities of Jupiter-crossing objects (from initial orbits close tothe orbit of a comet) with the terrestrial planets can differ by more than twoorders of magnitude for different comets. For initial orbital elements close tothose of some comets (e.g., 2P and 10P), about 0.1% of objects got Earth-crossingorbits with semi-major axes a… 
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