Numerical Evidence that the Motion of Pluto is Chaotic
Author(s)Sussman, Gerald Jay; Wisdom, Jack
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The Digital Orrery has been used to perform an integration of the motion of the outer planets for 845 million years. This integration indicates that the long-term motion of the planet Pluto is chaotic. Nearby trajectories diverge exponentially with an e-folding time of only about 20 million years.
dynamics, orrery, chaos, numerical methods, Pluto, solarssystem