Search for Vulcanoid Asteriods - Page 6

Do Vulcanoids Exist? - The On-going Debate

  • Evens and Tabachnik model (2000)
    • > 50m Vulcanoids can exist 5 billion years in Vulcanoid Zone

  • Vokrouhlicky, Farinella & Bottke (2000 paper)
    • Vulcanoids should be pushed out of zone in 1 billion years due to Yarkovsky effect
    • Argue that Mercury bombardment does not support a significant primordial Vulcanoid population

  • Durda's team established a Vulcanoid brightness limit
By Landon Curt Noll: for the SEC 2007 conference.