Re: Jupiter's L1

From: Miriam English (
Date: Mon Dec 03 2001 - 21:42:22 MST

Just occurs to me that if there is any kind of stability at or near these
L-points would they have a heap of garbage gathered there?... like the
huge, floating, seaweed mats in the Sargasso sea? Or am I just showing my


         - Miriam

At 02:00 PM 04/12/2001, Spike Jones wrote:
>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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To the pessimist, the glass is half empty.
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