Chaos and stability of the solar system

Renu Malhotra, Matthew Holman, Takashi Ito

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Abstract

Over the last two decades, there has come about a recognition that chaotic dynamics is pervasive in the solar system. We now understand that the orbits of small members of the solar system-asteroids, comets, and interplanetary dust-are chaotic and undergo large changes on geological time scales. Are the major planets' orbits also chaotic? The answer is not straightforward, and the subtleties have prompted new questions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12342-12343
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume98
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 23 2001

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