The asteroid belt outer region under jumping-Jupiter migration

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Gaspar, H. S. [UNESP]
Winter, O. C. [UNESP]
Vieira Neto, E. [UNESP]
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Oxford Univ Press
The radial configuration of the outer region of the main asteroid belt is quite peculiar, and has much to say about the past evolution of Jupiter. In this work, we investigate the dynamical effects of a jumping-Jupiter-like migration over a more extended primordial asteroid belt. Jupiter's migrations are simulated using a fast jumping-Jupiter synthesizer. Among the results, we highlight non-negligible fractions of primordial objects trapped in 3: 2 and 4: 3 mean motion resonances (MMRs) with Jupiter. They survived the whole truculent phase of migration and originated populations that are like Hildas and Thules. Fractions ranging from 3 to 6 per cent of the initial distribution remained trapped in 3: 2 MMR, and at least 0.05 per cent in 4: 3. These results show that the resonance trapping of primordial objects may have originated these resonant populations. This theory is consistent even for Jupiter's truculent evolution.
minor planets, asteroids: general, planet, disc interactions
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Monthly Notices Of The Royal Astronomical Society. Oxford: Oxford Univ Press, v. 470, n. 3, p. 2680-2686, 2017.