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Message started by Tony on 06/18/07 at 01:41:47

Title: 1:3:5 resonance
Post by Tony on 06/18/07 at 01:41:47

This is just a hypothetical system I made consisting of 3 Earth-mass planets around a Sun-mass star.  The planets have the orbital ratios of 1:3:5, with the inner planet having a period of 1 year (1 AU sma).  The middle planet has an eccentricity of 0.4.  This is not a rotating frame.  This is a Kepler's pretzel centered on the the eccentric middle planet.
http://orbitsimulator.com/gravity/images/oneThreeFive.GIF

Title: Re: 1:3:5 resonance
Post by frankuitaalst on 06/18/07 at 08:57:42

Is this really a non rotating frame ? It's amazing how much the outer orbits are disturbed while the inner remains non-affected .

Title: Re: 1:3:5 resonance
Post by Tony on 06/18/07 at 10:50:41

The inner non-affected one is the star.  Our solar system looks weird too when you center on a planet, then zoom out enough to see the other planets and the sun.

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