Binary Objects in the Kuiper Belt and Outlying Centaurs: Simulations

by    S. Kolassa

Preprint series: 04-12 , Reports on Optimization

70F10 $n$-body problems
70F15 Celestial mechanics

Abstract: Two exchange reaction scenarios to account for the characteristics of Kuiper belt binaries and the orbital data of the centaurs 2000 CR 105 and 2003 VB 12 (Sedna) have recently been proposed. The results from the literature are replicated, and new simulations are reported.

Keywords: Kuiper Belt, Centaur, exchange reaction

Upload: 2004-09-27

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