EAS Publications Series
Volume 42, 2010Extrasolar Planets in Multi-Body Systems: Theory and Observations
|Page(s)||355 - 363|
|Published online||19 April 2010|
K. Goździewski, A. Niedzielski and J. Schneider (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 42 (2010) 355-363
Migration of the outermost objects in planetary systems
of Computational and Celestial
Mechanics, South Ural University, Lenina 76, Chelyabinsk 454080,
2 Institute of Astronomy, Pyatnitskaya 48, Moscow 119017, Russia
Corresponding author: email@example.com
The outermost bodies of planetary systems embedded in a planetesimal disk migrate much faster than the other planets. The outward migration of such bodies is self-sustained by supplying fresh planetesimals up to the edge of the disk. We study the dynamics of gravitational interactions between an outer planet and massive planetesimals during this process. The investigation is based on using our N-body symplectic integrator. It is shown that the efficiency of the resonant capture of planetesimals during outward planetary migration depends on many parameters of the model. As a result of planetary migration, planetesimals can be transferred to a region located far from the planet without any resonant trapping. The reversion of the planetary migration is an important element of the process studied. We show that the migration of an Earth-mass planet in the trans-Neptunian planetesimal disk well reproduces the main orbital features of the “cold” Kuiper belt population.
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