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The Possible Interrelation of Trans - Neptunian Objects and Long - Period Comets with the High-Precision Orbits
American Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014, Pages: 38-41
Received: Jul. 31, 2014; Accepted: Aug. 15, 2014; Published: Aug. 30, 2014
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Authors
Ayyub Guliyev, Department of Planetary Science, Shamakhy Astrophysical Observatory Named after N. Tusi NAS, Y. Mammadeliyev Distr. Shamakhy r., Azerbaijan
Shaig Nabiyev, Department of Planetary Science, Shamakhy Astrophysical Observatory Named after N. Tusi NAS, Y. Mammadeliyev Distr. Shamakhy r., Azerbaijan; Department of Planetary Science, Shamakhy Astrophysical Observatory Named after N. Tusi NAS and Department of Physics, Qafqaz University, Qafqaz University Campus, Xirdalan c/Baku, Azerbaijan
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Abstract
The question on the relationship of long-period comets (LPCs) with trans-Neptunian objects (ТNОs) having the diameter more than 200 km is investigated. We analyze the distribution values of minimum orbit intersection distances (МОID) for 91 TNOs and 495 long-period comets (LPCs) with known initial orbits. The parameter t – distribution characterizing the level of redundancy МОID for each selected planetary body is prefaced. In the case when МОIDs values are less than 1 AU, 14 values of t have significance, greater than 0.95, and for the case MOIDs less than 0.5 AU, 6 values of t have significance, more than 0.95, and the ratio of t makes 56:35 and 50:41, accordingly. A reliable correlation no matter it is weak, between values t and I (inclination) is found out. The obtained these results indicate the assumption of possible relation of long-period comets with TNOs.
Keywords
Comets, General, Kuiper Belt, General, Celestial Mechanics
To cite this article
Ayyub Guliyev, Shaig Nabiyev, The Possible Interrelation of Trans - Neptunian Objects and Long - Period Comets with the High-Precision Orbits, American Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics. Vol. 2, No. 4, 2014, pp. 38-41. doi: 10.11648/j.ajaa.20140204.11
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