posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 03:58 PM
They are the places gravity forgot. Vast regions of space, millions of kilometers across, in which celestial forces cancel out gravity and trap
anything that falls into them. They sit in the Earth's orbit, one ahead of our planet, the other trailing behind. Astronomers call them Lagrangian
points, L4 and L5 for short. Since the formation of the solar system, everything from dust clouds to asteroids and hidden planets may have
accumulated there. Some have even speculated that alien spacecraft are watching us from the Lagrangian points, looking for signs of intelligence.
These L4 and L5 spaces have been detected at Jupiter (thousands of objects at each) and Neptune. Thus far, none have been found in Earth's, but
that's mainly due to their orbital location, which puts them in the sun's glare at sunset and sunrise, respectively.
Perhaps it's in these 'holes' we'll find our missing neighbor(s)!
link to image:www.newscientist.com...
[edit on 14-3-2009 by jdub297]