Re-assessing the formation of the inner Oort cloud in an embedded star cluster – II. Probing the inner edge

  title={Re-assessing the formation of the inner Oort cloud in an embedded star cluster – II. Probing the inner edge},
  author={Ramon Brasser and Megan E. Schwamb},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  • R. Brasser, M. Schwamb
  • Published 7 November 2014
  • Physics, Geology
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
The detached object Sedna is likely at the inner edge of the Oort cloud, more precisely the inner Oort cloud (IOC). Until recently it was the sole member of this population. The recent discovery of the detached object 2012 VP113 has confirmed that there should be more objects in this region. Three additional IOC candidates with orbits much closer to Neptune have been proposed in the past decade since Sedna's discovery: 2000 CR105, 2004 VN112 and 2010 GB174. Sedna and 2012 VP113 have perhelia… 

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