Neptune’s resonances in the scattered disk

  title={Neptune’s resonances in the scattered disk},
  author={Lei Lan and Renu Malhotra},
  journal={Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy},
  • L. Lan, R. Malhotra
  • Published 18 January 2019
  • Physics, Geology
  • Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy
The Scattered Disk Objects (SDOs) are thought to be a small fraction of the ancient population of leftover planetesimals in the outer solar system that were gravitationally scattered by the giant planets and have managed to survive primarily by capture and sticking in Neptune's exterior mean motion resonances (MMRs). In order to advance understanding of the role of MMRs in the dynamics of the SDOs, we investigate the phase space structure of a large number of Neptune's MMRs in the semi-major… 

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