Orbital Precession in the Distant Solar System: Further Constraining the Planet Nine Hypothesis with Numerical Simulations

  title={Orbital Precession in the Distant Solar System: Further Constraining the Planet Nine Hypothesis with Numerical Simulations},
  author={Matthew S. Clement and Nathan A Kaib},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
The longitudes of perihelia and orbital poles of the solar system’s dozen or so most remote detected objects are clustered in a manner inconsistent with that of a random sample of uniformly distributed orbits. While small number statistics and observational biases may explain these features, the statistical significance of the clustering has led to the recent development of the “Planet Nine hypothesis.” In the proposed scenario, orbits in the distant solar system are shepherded via secular… 

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