Wednesday, May 25, 2011, 2:05 PM - 2:30 PM
A Jovian Mass Object in the Oort Cloud?
Jack J. Lissauer
, J. J. Matese
, D. P. Whitmire
NASA Ames Research Center,
University of Louisiana.
We discuss an updated dynamical and statistical analysis of cometary evidence suggesting that the Sun may have a Jovian mass companion orbiting in the outer regions of the Oort comet cloud. Such a companion could also have produced the detached Kuiper Belt object Sedna. If the object exists, evidence for it likely resides in the data collected by the recently completed Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission.
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