I'm preparing a couple of thread ideas to outline things like orbital paths, gravitational influences known as Roche limits, and Lagrangian points
(L-points), Hill Sphere's, and much more to put into layman terms the complex dynamics involved in celestial body movements including and nearly
exclusive devoted to Trojan Satellites. Some of these terms might sound foreign but have been studied for over 100 years now, and we just in the last
30 years have better detection methods to substantiate the early raw mathematics of these studies.
Let me drop a teaser to the threads once I organize the data and find the time to construct the progression of the topics, which I think will aid in
the understanding of orbital bodies not just here in our solar system, body gravitational influences go to infinity because there is no zero, there
are however very calculative distances where a body's gravitational field is overcome by another gravity, like a star, or a large fictitiously dense
So after no future ado, one of the orbital paths of an Earth Trojan moon, near earth asteroid 3753 Cruithne.
My bad, I understand I need to do more research on posting mpeg motion files here so in embarrassment let me offer a screen capture that outlines a
trojan satellite orbital dynamic, (poorly), but will have to suffice for now, things get time consuming. I may have to upload Youtube motion files to
get them here, very time consuming.
The white lines indicate the distance from earth 3753 Cruithne has, though this is just an overhead image as the asteroid doesn't follow our orbital
plane, it gets very complex when the viewpoint is tilted towards the plane.
The first particular thread I'm preparing is specifically about the two Trojan moons of the Saturn moon Tethys, the 8th moon out from Saturn, and its
two trojan moons Calypso and Telesto. The ninth moon of Saturn, Dione, also has two trojan moons, and so far these are the only true trojan moons in
our solar system discovered so far partly thanks to the NASA probe Cassini, who in fact was the first astronomer to discover the moon Tethys of
Saturn. Both of these larger moon reside in the thin E ring of Saturn, largely invisible as this diagram shows.
My initial diagram I will animate to outline the Trojan moons of Tethys I'm preparing but first I need to grasp the true dynamics of what is referred
to as a true descriptive Trojan moon, my understanding (I want to adhere to) so far would be to depict an early Apollo spacecraft in orbit around the
moon, if it was a natural body it would be a Trojan moon, orbiting the moon, orbiting earth, orbiting the sun, orbiting the Galaxy, and so on.
Interesting. (I'm not sure if galaxies orbit something larger). Everything is in motion and everything spins, outside of Absolute Zero!
Illustration of the moons is not to scale for illustration purposes, (kind of like NASA).