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`This selection of papers...is more likely to develop into essentially the most well-thumbed books at the bookshelf of the cometary astronomer. this can be partially considering an analogous quantity is not likely to seem for one more decade, yet extra importantly as the material moves correct on the center of present cometary learn - their origins and dynamics. ... suggest this paintings because it offers a useful up to date precis of the topic. it will be of significant gain to these already operating within the box and also will function a great creation for newcomers.'
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But in that case, because of the dominance of a few large discrete energy inputs, when a comet does begin to move outwards it is more likely to be ejected than attain zero energy, the efficiency of transfer into the long-period system being perhaps ~ 1-1 0%. Thus the replenishment of a cloud of ~ 10 11 _ 10 12 comets requires the unbinding of ~1012_1014 which, with ~10 such re~lenishments in the history of the Solar System, implies that 10 13 _10 5 comets must have been thrown out altogether from the inner reservoir.

In contrast to the rest of the known solar system bodies, LP comets show an almost random distribution of their orbital inclinations i (Fig. 2). Some departure from randomness is clearly indicated by the observed excess of retrograde orbits. This effect becomes more pronounced when only comets with q>2 AU are considered (shaded histogram). J. A. FERNANDEZ 48 n 120 I / / / I I 80 \ \ I I I \ I I 40 \ \ \ \ J I I I J 0° 90° 180° i Figure 2. Inclination distribution of the LP comets appearing in Marsden's (1982) catalogue.

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