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Dynamical Analysis of Three Distant Trans-Neptunian Objects with Similar Orbits

S. Desai; L. Zullo; Yuan-Yuan Zhang; J. De Vicente; S. Avila; Robert A. Gruendl; Robert A. Gruendl; Christopher P. Davis; J. Annis; Larissa Markwardt; ...
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  • Published: 21 Nov 2018
  • Publisher: Philadelphia, PA
Abstract
This paper reports the discovery and orbital characterization of two extreme trans-Neptunian objects (ETNOs), 2016 QV$_{89}$ and 2016 QU$_{89}$, which have orbits that appear similar to that of a previously known object, 2013 UH$_{15}$. All three ETNOs have semi-major axes $a\approx 172$ AU and eccentricities $e\approx0.77$. The angular elements $(i,\omega,\Omega)$ vary by 6, 15, and 49 deg, respectively between the three objects. The two new objects add to the small number of TNOs currently known to have semi-major axes between 150 and 250 AU, and serve as an interesting dynamical laboratory to study the outer realm of our Solar System. Using a large ensemble o...
Subjects
arXiv: Astrophysics::Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
free text keywords: Teoria dos planetas, Kuiper, Cinturão de, Planets, Theory of, Kuiper belt, [PHYS.ASTR]Physics [physics]/Astrophysics [astro-ph], Astrophysics - Earth and Planetary Astrophysics, QC, Space and Planetary Science, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Kuiper belt objects: individual (2016 QV89, 2016 QU89, 2013 UH15), Phase plane, Planet, Astronomy, Trans-Neptunian object, Neptune, Physics, Order of magnitude, Solar System, Orbital mechanics
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NSF| XSEDE: eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment
Project
  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 1053575
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering | Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure
,
NSF| Collaborative Research: Characterizing the Trans-Neptunian Solar System with the Dark Energy Survey
Project
  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 1515015
,
NSF| Collaborative Research: The Dark Energy Survey Data Management Operations
Project
  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 1138766
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences | Division of Astronomical Sciences
,
EC| COSMICDAWN
Project
COSMICDAWN
Understanding the Origin of Cosmic Structure
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 306478
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP2 | ERC
,
EC| TESTDE
Project
TESTDE
Testing the Dark Energy Paradigm and Measuring Neutrino Mass with the Dark Energy Survey
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 291329
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP2 | ERC
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Dark Energy Survey Collaboration, Abbott, T., Abdalla, F. B., et al. 2016, MNRAS, 460, 1270

de la Fuente Marcos, C., & de la Fuente Marcos, R. 2017, MNRAS, 471, L61

de la Fuente Marcos, C., & de la Fuente Marcos, R. 2018, MNRAS, 474, 838

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Abstract
This paper reports the discovery and orbital characterization of two extreme trans-Neptunian objects (ETNOs), 2016 QV$_{89}$ and 2016 QU$_{89}$, which have orbits that appear similar to that of a previously known object, 2013 UH$_{15}$. All three ETNOs have semi-major axes $a\approx 172$ AU and eccentricities $e\approx0.77$. The angular elements $(i,\omega,\Omega)$ vary by 6, 15, and 49 deg, respectively between the three objects. The two new objects add to the small number of TNOs currently known to have semi-major axes between 150 and 250 AU, and serve as an interesting dynamical laboratory to study the outer realm of our Solar System. Using a large ensemble o...
Subjects
arXiv: Astrophysics::Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
free text keywords: Teoria dos planetas, Kuiper, Cinturão de, Planets, Theory of, Kuiper belt, [PHYS.ASTR]Physics [physics]/Astrophysics [astro-ph], Astrophysics - Earth and Planetary Astrophysics, QC, Space and Planetary Science, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Kuiper belt objects: individual (2016 QV89, 2016 QU89, 2013 UH15), Phase plane, Planet, Astronomy, Trans-Neptunian object, Neptune, Physics, Order of magnitude, Solar System, Orbital mechanics
Funded by
NSF| XSEDE: eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment
Project
  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 1053575
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering | Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure
,
NSF| Collaborative Research: Characterizing the Trans-Neptunian Solar System with the Dark Energy Survey
Project
  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 1515015
,
NSF| Collaborative Research: The Dark Energy Survey Data Management Operations
Project
  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 1138766
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences | Division of Astronomical Sciences
,
EC| COSMICDAWN
Project
COSMICDAWN
Understanding the Origin of Cosmic Structure
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 306478
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP2 | ERC
,
EC| TESTDE
Project
TESTDE
Testing the Dark Energy Paradigm and Measuring Neutrino Mass with the Dark Energy Survey
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 291329
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP2 | ERC
60 references, page 1 of 4

Allen, R. L., Bernstein, G. M., & Malhotra, R. 2001, ApJL, 549, L241

Batygin, K., & Brown, M. E. 2016, AJ, 151, 22

Batygin, K., & Morbidelli, A. 2017, AJ, 154, 229

Becker, J. C., & Adams, F. C. 2017, MNRAS, 468, 549

Becker, J. C., Adams, F. C., Khain, T., Hamilton, S. J., & Gerdes, D. 2017, AJ, 154, 61

Becker, J. C., Khain, T., Hamilton, S. J., et al. 2018, arXiv:1805.05355

Bernstein, G., & Khushalani, B. 2000, AJ, 120, 3323

Bernstein, G. M., Armstrong, R., Plazas, A. A., et al. 2017, PASP, 129, 074503

Bernstein, G. M., Trilling, D. E., Allen, R. L., et al. 2004, AJ, 128, 1364

Bernstein, J. P., Kessler, R., Kuhlmann, S., et al. 2012, ApJ, 753, 152

Beust, H. 2016, A&A, 590, L2

Brown, M. E., Barkume, K. M., Ragozzine, D., & Schaller, E. L. 2007, Natur, 446, 294

Dark Energy Survey Collaboration, Abbott, T., Abdalla, F. B., et al. 2016, MNRAS, 460, 1270

de la Fuente Marcos, C., & de la Fuente Marcos, R. 2017, MNRAS, 471, L61

de la Fuente Marcos, C., & de la Fuente Marcos, R. 2018, MNRAS, 474, 838

60 references, page 1 of 4
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