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Dynamical Classification of Trans-Neptunian Objects Detected by the Dark Energy Survey

Tali Khain; Juliette C. Becker; Hsing Wen Lin; D. W. Gerdes; Fred C. Adams; P. Bernardinelli; Gary Bernstein; K. Franson; Larissa Markwardt; S. Hamilton; ...
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  • Published: 28 Feb 2020
The outer Solar System contains a large number of small bodies (known as trans-Neptunian objects or TNOs) that exhibit diverse types of dynamical behavior. The classification of bodies in this distant region into dynamical classes -- sub-populations that experience similar orbital evolution -- aids in our understanding of the structure and formation of the Solar System. In this work, we propose an updated dynamical classification scheme for the outer Solar System. This approach includes the construction of a new (automated) method for identifying mean-motion resonances. We apply this algorithm to the current dataset of TNOs observed by the Dark Energy Survey (DE...
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free text keywords: Astrophysics - Earth and Planetary Astrophysics, [PHYS.ASTR]Physics [physics]/Astrophysics [astro-ph], Kuiper belt, Trans-neptunian objects, Oort cloud, Space and Planetary Science, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics, Dark energy, Astronomy, Trans-Neptunian object
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Understanding the Origin of Cosmic Structure
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 306478
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP2 | ERC
Capitalizing on Gravitational Shear
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 240672
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP2 | ERC
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
NSF| Collaborative Research: The Dark Energy Survey Data Management Operations
  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 1138766
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences | Division of Astronomical Sciences
NSF| Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 1256260
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Education & Human Resources | Division of Graduate Education
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