oa MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - The equilibrium of the Trojan asteroids
|Article Title||The equilibrium of the Trojan asteroids|
|© Publisher:||Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA)|
|Journal||MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jun 1943|
|Pages||52 - 54|
|Keyword(s)||Equilibrium position, Forces, Geometrical reasoning, Gravity, Masses and Stability of system|
A Trojan asteroid forms an equilateral triangle with Jupiter and the Sun. The orbits of all three are roughly circular, and the mass of the asteroid is negligable in comparison with that of the Sun or Jupiter.
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