Universe Today Podcast

813: Weird Orbits and How They Work with Dr. Renu Malhotra

April 27th, 2022  •  55 mins 59 secs  •  Download (51.3 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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My guest today is Dr. Renu Malhotra, a planetary scientist who specializes in planetary migration and orbital mechanics. Dr. Malhotra and her team have discovered that Pluto's orbit is surprisingly chaotic at small timescales and yet surprisingly stable at larger timescale. We'll talk about her research and the science of orbital mechanics that led to the current orbits of the planets in the Solar System.