Resonant and Secular Families of the Kuiper Belt

@article{Chiang2003ResonantAS,
  title={Resonant and Secular Families of the Kuiper Belt},
  author={Eugene Chiang and Jessica R. Lovering and Robert L. Millis and Marc Buie and Lawrence H. Wasserman and Karen J. Meech},
  journal={Earth, Moon, and Planets},
  year={2003},
  volume={92},
  pages={49-62}
}
We review ongoing efforts to identify occupants of mean-motion resonances(MMRs) and collisional families in the Edgeworth–Kuiper belt. Directintegrations of trajectories of Kuiper belt objects (KBOs) reveal the 1:1(Trojan), 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 (Plutino), 5:3, 7:4, 9:5, 2:1 (Twotino), and 5:2 MMRsto be inhabited. Apart from the Trojan, resonant KBOs typically have largeorbital eccentricities and inclinations. The observed pattern of resonanceoccupation is consistent with resonant capture and adiabatic… 
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