Lagrange points

Howdy land of blog

Ok, do me a favour; Look out the window, now look up, sse all those points of light in the night sky?? If it's night time, and not cloudy you will ;)

Up there in space, there is a phenomena between any two celestial bodies large enough to have a gravitational pull, there are points of equality where the gravity from both pulls at an object and holds it in place between them, kind of like a calm spot in the chaos, they are called Lagrangian points,I find this kind of special, like there are hundreds of points of calmness out there, tiny points of mutual attraction. They occur between any two large enough objects, and each pair has five Lagrange points between them, so there are many of them spread out through the solar system and beyond.

I know it's only a feature of gravity between two large astronomical bodies but the romantic in me has always just kinda liked the idea...points of mutual attraction...

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Tuesday, January 31, 2006 posted by Ysblander/Glory/Kudos @ 7:02 PM