Oort cloud and Scattered Disc formation during a late dynamical instability in the Solar System

@article{Brasser2012OortCA,
  title={Oort cloud and Scattered Disc formation during a late dynamical instability in the Solar System},
  author={R. Brasser and A. Morbidelli},
  journal={Icarus},
  year={2012},
  volume={225},
  pages={40-49}
}
Abstract One of the outstanding problems of the dynamical evolution of the outer Solar System concerns the observed population ratio between the Oort cloud (OC) and the Scattered Disc (SD): observations suggest that this ratio lies between 100 and 1000 but simulations that produce these two reservoirs simultaneously consistently yield a value of the order of 10. Here we stress that the populations in the OC and SD are inferred from the observed fluxes of new long period comets (LPCs) and… Expand

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