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tony873004

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Jupiter Trojans
« on: July 13, 2008, 10:17:14 PM »
In 1997 there were 872 asteroids known to orbit the Sun in Jupiter's Lagrange 4 and 5 points.  Here's all of them (I'm surprised this simulation didn't crash the program  ;D ):

http://orbitsimulator.com/sandbox/JupiterTrojans.xml


This file is translated from Gravity Simulator : http://www.orbitsimulator.com/gravity/articles/jupitertrojans.html

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Re: Jupiter Trojans
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2008, 11:01:25 PM »
That's super cool.

It's really interesting to see the 3D shape that the Trojans create.

You can see some of these same asteroids in the "Our Solar System" system (but it only includes the largest asteroids); It's fun to see so many. :)