Numerical Evidence That the Motion of Pluto Is Chaotic

@article{Sussman1988NumericalET,
  title={Numerical Evidence That the Motion of Pluto Is Chaotic},
  author={G. Sussman and J. Wisdom},
  journal={Science},
  year={1988},
  volume={241},
  pages={433 - 437}
}
The Digital Orrery has been used to perform an integration of the motion of the outer planets for 845 million years. This integration indicates that the long-term motion of the planet Pluto is chaotic. Nearby trajectories diverge exponentially with an e-folding time of only about 20 million years. 

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Chaotic Evolution of the Solar System
The origin of chaos in the outer solar system
Chaos in the Solar System
The role of chaotic resonances in the Solar System
Dynamics of Multiple Planet Systems
Dynamics of Pluto
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