

(You need to have the program Gravity Simulator installed on your computer first. Click Here to download Gravity Simulator.) The simulation begins on January 1, 2005. 100 moonlets orbit the Earth.
After 2 days, many of the moonlets have merged to form larger moonlets.
10 days after the beginning of the simulation, the mergers continue.
After 1 month, only 3 moonlets remain. Combined, they contain all the mass of the original 100 moonlets.
Six weeks later, the smallest of the 3 remaining moonlets is ejected into interplanetary space.
The two remaining moonlets settle into stable orbits around the Earth.

