Jupiter's L1

From: Damien Broderick (d.broderick@english.unimelb.edu.au)
Date: Sat Dec 01 2001 - 18:58:27 MST

This is probably way off topic, but there's a little gift waiting at the end.

Any astronomical/L5 types here happen to know the distance sunward of
Jupiter's (unstable) L1 point? Counting on my fingers, I get around half an
AU, making it circa 4.7 AU from the Sun. Nothing more accurate that I can
find on the web.

While googling uselessly around, I found this delightful site:


which shows all manner of things, from the fermi scale up to quasars,
graphed in brightly colored comparative bars. As a non-visualizer, this
helps me get ahold of scaling factors rather neatly.

Damien Broderick

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