Re: Jupiter's L1

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Mon Dec 03 2001 - 23:14:33 MST

Miriam English wrote:

> 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
> stupidity?
> Cheers,
> - Miriam

Going on memory here {which let me down yesterday} but if I recall
20 year old calcs, there is one metastable Lagrange point in a
a planet/sun pair. But that assumes nothing orbitting the planet.
For that reason the Earth/sun system would have no stable
Lagrange points, but the Earth/moon system has one and I
think I recall hearing a report of junk being detected there. spike

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