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Numerical evidence that the motion of Pluto is chaotic

Author: Gerald Jay Sussman; Jack Wisdom; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, 1988.
Series: A.I. memo, 1039.
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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 {\it e}-folding time of only about 20 million years.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Jay Sussman; Jack Wisdom; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
OCLC Number: 19387508
Description: 18 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Series Title: A.I. memo, 1039.
Responsibility: Gerald Jay Sussman and Jack Wisdom.

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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 {\it e}-folding time of only about 20 million years.

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