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with Martin Duncan {see planet (6115)}, virtually revolutionized our view of the dynamics of short-period comets. The work uses sophisticated numerical models of test particles perturbed by the planets, and it has revealed important details about the Kuiper {see planet (1776)} Belt, Centaurs, Pluto-Charon and short-period comets. Levison has also contributed revealing insights into the dynamics of perturbers in the ยก3 Pictoris system and was a leading member of the team that used Hubble Space Telescope to discover possible observational evidence for small comets in the transneptunian region. (M 27463) Citation prepared by S. A. Stern.

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