Re: Jupiter's L1

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Mon Dec 03 2001 - 20:00:57 MST

Damien Broderick wrote:

> >Hey instead of calculating these, isnt there a website
> >somewhere where this sorta thing can be found?
> Delightful as it is to see you wunderkinden doing 5th degree equations in
> yr heads, that's actually what I'd been hoping for when I made my post--a
> NASA or L5 Society list of such data...

Thats how we keep our brains sharp: calculating this kinda thing
from first priciples. One thing I had forgotten is that the expression
derived for balancing centrifugal force and two massive bodies
is quadratic. One solution is the L1 point, the other solution is
L2. Kewalllllll. {8-] spike

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