On the Dynamical Stability of the Solar System

@article{Batygin2008OnTD,
  title={On the Dynamical Stability of the Solar System},
  author={Konstantin Batygin and Gregory Laughlin},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={683},
  pages={1207-1216}
}
A long-term numerical integration of the classical Newtonian approximation to the planetary orbital motions of the full solar system (Sun + eight planets), spanning 20 Gyr, was performed. The results showed no severe instability arising over this time interval. Subsequently, utilizing a bifurcation method described by Jacques Laskar, two numerical experiments were performed with the goal of determining dynamically allowed evolutions for the solar system in which the planetary orbits become… Expand
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