On the Orbital Evolution of Short-Period Comets Having Low-Velocity Encounters with Jupiter

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Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (ASIC, volume 85)


The idea that both long- and short-period comets come from a large reservoir (the Oort cloud), extending isotropically up to a distance of 1 to 2•105 AU from the Sun (Weissman, 1981; Fernandez, 1980, 1981), is today almost generally accepted.


Orbital Element Giant Planet Close Encounter Chaotic Orbit Orbital Evolution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.I.A.S., Rep. PlanetologiaRomaItaly

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