The origin of Pluto's orbit: implications for the

@inproceedings{Malhotra1994TheOO,
  title={The origin of Pluto's orbit: implications for the},
  author={R. Malhotra},
  year={1994}
}
  • R. Malhotra
  • Published 1994
  • Physics
  • The origin of the highly eccentric, inclined, and resonance-locked orbit of Pluto has long been a puzzle. A possible explanation has been proposed recently which suggests that these extraordinary orbital properties may be a natural consequence of the formation and early dynamical evolution of the outer solar system. A resonance capture mechanism is possible during the clearing of the residual planetesimal debris and the formation of the Oort Cloud of comets by planetesimal mass loss from the… CONTINUE READING

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