Trans-Neptunian Objects: An Overview
Publisher: Wikipedia 2014
A trans-Neptunian object is any minor planet in the Solar System that orbits the Sun at a greater average distance (semi-major axis) than Neptune. The Kuiper belt, scattered disk, and Oort cloud are three conventional divisions of this volume of space.
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by Andrew N. Youdin, Scott J. Kenyon - arXiv
The text covers the theory of planet formation with an emphasis on the physical processes relevant to current research. After summarizing empirical constraints from astronomical data we describe the structure and evolution of protoplanetary disks.
by W. K. Hartmann, R. J. Phillips, G. J. Taylor - Lunar and Planetary Institute
Contents: History; Dynamical Constraints; Geochemical Constraints; Geophysical Constraints; Theories and Processes of Origin: Lunar Formation Involving Capture or Fission; Lunar Formation Triggered by Large Impact; and more.
by Matthew S. Tiscareno - arXiv
Understanding of disks in general can be enhanced by understanding the dynamical processes observed at close-range planetary rings. We review the known ring systems of the four giant planets, and the prospects for ring systems yet to be discovered.
by Jonathan P. Williams, Lucas A. Cieza - arXiv
Flattened disks of cool dust and gas are found around almost all low mass stars shortly after their birth. This review addresses observations of the outer parts of protoplanetary disks with a focus on recent infrared and (sub-)millimeter results.