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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America|
|State||Published - Oct 23 2001|
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