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Message started by frankuitaalst on 01/06/13 at 07:09:04

Title: Earth Trojans Simulation - a snake in space
Post by frankuitaalst on 01/06/13 at 07:09:04

The sim hereunder puts 100 test particles in the lagrangian point to Earth at 1Au , separated by 60 with a range of +/- 5% in Mean Anomaly to this 60 .
Curious about the stability .
The trojans seem remarkably stable as can be seen in the animation .
However as all particles tend to settle towards the 60 point they seem to move in a weird way .
The sim was run for about 500 years .

Title: Re: Earth Trojans Simulation - a snake in space
Post by frankuitaalst on 01/06/13 at 07:22:36

here's the snake ...

Title: Re: Earth Trojans Simulation - a snake in space
Post by EDG on 01/06/13 at 08:59:40

it's not so much a snake as a caterpillar really ;)

Title: Re: Earth Trojans Simulation - a snake in space
Post by frankuitaalst on 01/06/13 at 11:31:11

:) I knew I had seen this beast before !

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