The formation of the Oort cloud in open cluster environments

@article{Kaib2008TheFO,
  title={The formation of the Oort cloud in open cluster environments},
  author={Nathan A. Kaib and Thomas R. Quinn},
  journal={Icarus},
  year={2008},
  volume={197},
  pages={221-238}
}
We study the influence of an open cluster environment on the formation and current structure of the Oort cloud. To do this, we have run 19 different simulations of the formation of the Oort cloud for 4.5 Gyrs. In each simulation, the Solar System spends its first 100 Myrs in a different open cluster environment before transitioning to its current field environment. We find that, compared to forming in the field environment, the inner Oort cloud is preferentially loaded with comets while the Sun… Expand
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  • Physics
  • Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
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