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Earth Trojans Simulation - a snake in space (Read 1825 times)
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Earth Trojans Simulation - a snake in space
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 .
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Re: Earth Trojans Simulation - a snake in space
Reply #1 - 01/06/13 at 07:22:36
 
here's the snake ...
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Re: Earth Trojans Simulation - a snake in space
Reply #2 - 01/06/13 at 08:59:40
 
it's not so much a snake as a caterpillar really Wink
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Re: Earth Trojans Simulation - a snake in space
Reply #3 - 01/06/13 at 11:31:11
 
Smiley I knew I had seen this beast before !
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