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Chaotic evolution of the solar system

Author: Gerald Jay Sussman; Jack Wisdom; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, [1992]
Series: A.I. memo, 1359.
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Abstract: "We have used a novel computer with a novel integration technique to study the evolution of the entire planetary system for nearly 100 million years. This calculation confirms that the evolution of the solar system as a whole is chaotic, with a remarkably short timescale of exponential divergence of about 4 million years. Additional numerical experiments indicate that the dynamical evolution of the Jovian  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Jay Sussman; Jack Wisdom; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
OCLC Number: 28195136
Notes: Cover title.
"March 1992."
Description: 18 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Series Title: A.I. memo, 1359.
Responsibility: Gerald Jay Sussman, Jack Wisdom.

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Abstract: "We have used a novel computer with a novel integration technique to study the evolution of the entire planetary system for nearly 100 million years. This calculation confirms that the evolution of the solar system as a whole is chaotic, with a remarkably short timescale of exponential divergence of about 4 million years. Additional numerical experiments indicate that the dynamical evolution of the Jovian planets is chaotic apart from the rest of the system, as is the motion of Pluto."

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