International Summer Institute for Modeling in Astrophysics
Destroying resonance between Neptune and its resonant Kuiper Belt Objects by stochastic planetesimal scatterings
- Author(s): Jiang, Peng
- Chiang, Eugene
- et al.
We revisit the destruction of resonance between Neptune and Kuiper Belt Objects (KBOs) by random planetesimal scatterings, which has been studied by Murray-Clay and Chiang (2006) previously. In this work, we consider the encounters between Neptune's resonant KBOs and planetesimals and the Levy flight behavior of resonant KBOs corresponding to a single big kick. The analysis in this work is based on order-of-magnitude estimation.