Volume 368, Number 2, March III 2001
|Page(s)||700 - 705|
|Section||Celestial mechanics and astrometry|
|Published online||15 March 2001|
The orbit evolution of 32 plutinos over 100 million year
Astronomy Department, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, PR China
2 National Astronomical Observatories, Beijing, PR China
Corresponding author: T.-Y. Huang, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 4 January 2001
The orbits of thirty two plutinos that are presently in the 3:2 mean motion resonance with Neptune have been integrated numerically and accurately to 108 years into the future. Fourteen of them are found in unstable orbits after encountering Neptune or Pluto. Six of eighteen plutinos with stable orbits are in the Kozai resonance or around its separatrix zone. No node to node, perihelion to perihelion secular resonance or the so called 1:1 super resonance are found.
Key words: Kuiper belt, Oort cloud / minor planets, asteroids
© ESO, 2001
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