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The Orbital and Spatial Distribution of the Kuiper Belt

@inproceedings{Kavelaars2008TheOA,
  title={The Orbital and Spatial Distribution of the Kuiper Belt},
  author={JJ. Kavelaars and Lynne Jones and Brett J. Gladman and Joel Wm. Parker and J. M. Petit},
  year={2008}
}
Models of the evolution of Neptune’s migration and the dynamical processes at work during the formation of the outer solar system can be constrained by measuring the orbital distribution of the remnant planetesimals in the Kuiper belt. Determining the true orbit distribution is not simple because the detection and tracking of Kuiper belt objects (KBOs) is a highly biased process. In this chapter we examine the various biases that are present in any survey of the Kuiper belt. We then present… 

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