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testing for dark matter trapped in the solar systemWe consider the possibility of dark matter trapped in the solar system in bound solar orbits. If there exist mechanisms for dissipating excess kinetic energy by an amount sufficient for generating bound solar orbits, then trapping of galactic dark matter might have taken place during formation of the solar system, or could be an ongoing process. Possible locations for acumulation of trapped dark matter are orbital resonances with the planets or regions in the outer solar system. It is posible to test for the presence of unseen matter by detecting its gravitational effects. Current results for dynamical limits obtained from analyses of planetary ephemeris data and spacecraft tracking data are presented. Possible future improvements are discussed.
Document ID
20060036141
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Krisher, Timothy P.
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
February 14, 1996
Distribution Limits
Public
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Keywords
dark matter bound solar orbits galactic dark matter