NEPTUNE ON TIPTOES: DYNAMICAL HISTORIES THAT PRESERVE THE COLD CLASSICAL KUIPER BELT

@article{Wolff2012NEPTUNEOT,
  title={NEPTUNE ON TIPTOES: DYNAMICAL HISTORIES THAT PRESERVE THE COLD CLASSICAL KUIPER BELT},
  author={S. Wolff and R. Dawson and R. Murray-Clay},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={746},
  pages={171}
}
  • S. Wolff, R. Dawson, R. Murray-Clay
  • Published 2012
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • The current dynamical structure of the Kuiper Belt was shaped by the orbital evolution of the giant planets, especially Neptune, during the era following planet formation when the giant planets may have undergone planet-planet scattering and/or planetesimal-driven migration. Numerical simulations of this process, while reproducing many properties of the Belt, fail to generate the high inclinations and eccentricities observed for some objects while maintaining the observed dynamically 'cold… CONTINUE READING
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