The Solar System Beyond Neptune

The Solar System Beyond Neptune

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A new frontier in our solar system opened with the discovery of the Kuiper Belt and the extensive population of icy bodies orbiting beyond Neptune. Today the study of all of these bodies, collectively referred to as trans-Neptunian objects, reveals them to be frozen time capsules from the earliest epochs of solar system formation. This new volume in the Space Science Series, with one hundred contributing authors, offers the most detailed and up-to-date picture of our solar systemA┬Ľs farthest frontier. Our understanding of trans-Neptunian objects is rapidly evolving and currently constitutes one of the most active research fields in planetary sciences. The Solar System Beyond Neptune brings the reader to the forefront of our current understanding and points the way to further advancement in the field, making it an indispensable resource for researchers and students in planetary science.Another possibility for explaining ACR acceleration in the heliosheath is stochastic acceleration (Fisk, 2006). However, stochastic mechanisms encounter several problems with explaining ACR acceleration at high energies: (1) the ... in the magnetosheaths of Jupiter and Saturn {Joy et al, 2006; Bavassano-Catteneo et al, 1998); sometimes they are dips ... In the heliosheath the ion anisotropics are much smaller and more variable in direction {Decker et al, 2005; Krimigis et al, 2005).

Title:The Solar System Beyond Neptune
Author:M. Antonietta Barucci
Publisher:University of Arizona Press - 2008


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