January 8, 2016 / Modified sep 9, 2016 3:44 p.m.

Episode 10: Exploring our Solar System's Past Through Pluto

Originally Aired January 8, 2016

Dr. Malhotra has revolutionized our understanding of the history of the solar system by using the orbital interaction between Pluto and Neptune to infer large-scale orbital migration of the giant planets and to predict the existence of the "Plutinos" and other small planets in resonance with Neptune.


Renu Malhotra, Professor, Planetary Sciences, Chair of the Theoretical Astrophysics Program, University of Arizona, Member, National Academy of Sciences and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Tim Swindle, Director and Department Head of the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

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