Dynamics of the Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt beyond 50 AU
Spread of a primordial thin disk
Observatorio Astronómico. Universidad Nacional de La Plata and IALP-CONICET Paseo del Bosque S/N, 1900 La Plata, Argentina
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Accepted: 11 July 2002
In this paper we report numerical simulations of the dynamical evolution of the region AU. We found that some dynamical effects such as high-order secular resonances with the rate of precession of Neptune's node of the form with or combined mean motion resonances with Uranus and Neptune of the form may increase the area of a very thin primordial disk in this region by a factor of up to 2 after 4.5 Gy of evolution.
Key words: Kuiper Belt / comets: general / solar system: general
© ESO, 2002