Orbits of Minor Bodies of the Solar System in the Circular Restricted Three-Body Problem

  • Jeremy B Tatum Mandyam N Anandaram

Abstract

A brief introduction to the circular restricted three-body problem (CR3BP) is given where a third body of negligible mass moves under the combined gravitational- centrifugal potential of two co-rotating massive bodies restricted to circular orbits. The equipotential contours of a variety of two body systems in the solar system are presented along with interesting orbits of Trojans, Hildas, Thule in the Sun-Jupiter system, the libration of Pluto in the Sun-Neptune system and choreographic orbits.

Published
2017-07-14
How to Cite
MANDYAM N ANANDARAM, Jeremy B Tatum. Orbits of Minor Bodies of the Solar System in the Circular Restricted Three-Body Problem. Mapana - Journal of Sciences, [S.l.], v. 13, n. 1, p. 29-48, july 2017. ISSN 0975-3303. Available at: <http://journals.christuniversity.in/index.php/mapana/article/view/1707>. Date accessed: 27 may 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.12723/mjs.28.3.