Origin of the Structure of the Kuiper Belt During a Dynamical Instability in the Orbits of Uranus and Neptune (“the Nice Model”). Levison, H., Morbidelli, A., VanLaerhoven, C., Gomes, R., & Tsiganis, K. Icarus, Accepted. Nathan Kaib 5/16/08. Outline. Description of Kuiper Belt
Levison, H., Morbidelli, A., VanLaerhoven, C., Gomes, R., & Tsiganis, K.
Neptune, Uranus, and Saturn migrate outwards and Jupiter moves in to conserve angular momentum
Saturn currently is ~1.3 AU beyond the 1:2 MMR with Jupiter
If there were 10’s of Earth masses of material beyond Neptune originally, then Saturn must have crossed the 1:2 MMR with Jupiter