The populations of comet-like bodies in the Solar system

  title={The populations of comet-like bodies in the Solar system},
  author={J. Horner and N. Evans and M. Bailey and D. Asher},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  • J. Horner,, N. Evans, +1 author D. Asher
  • Published 2003
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • A new classification scheme is introduced for comet-like bodies in the Solar system. It covers the traditional comets as well as the Centaurs and Edgeworth–Kuiper belt objects. At low inclinations, close encounters with planets often result in near-constant perihelion or aphelion distances, or in perihelion–aphelion interchanges, so the minor bodies can be labelled according to the planets predominantly controlling them at perihelion and aphelion. For example, a JN object has a perihelion under… CONTINUE READING
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