The origin of chaos in the outer solar system

  title={The origin of chaos in the outer solar system},
  author={Murray and Holman},
  volume={283 5409},
  • Murray, Holman
  • Published 18 March 1999
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Science
Classical analytic theories of the solar system indicate that it is stable, but numerical integrations suggest that it is chaotic. This disagreement is resolved by a new analytic theory. The theory shows that the chaos among the jovian planets results from the overlap of the components of a mean motion resonance among Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus, and provides rough estimates of the Lyapunov time (10(7) years) and the dynamical lifetime of Uranus (10(18) years). The jovian planets must have… Expand

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