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reply to post by Kashai
And yet you seem to provide no support for this thought except as I understand it that 11 is bigger than 3 and black holes are involved, neither of which seem particularly relevant your thought. The math works out the same way at the LaGrange point.
The only difference would be once you leave the LaGrange point.
The effect it to generate an orbit where to some extent gravity is experienced.
I thought it meant that the gravity from both objects canceled each other out, and hence no gravity would be felt? Maybe I misunderstand?
Observation Begin date: 1981
End date: 1982
Observers: Valdes, F; Freitas, R.A.; SETA,
Objects: EARTH-MOON THROUGH L5, SUN-EARTH L1, L2
Frequency: 5500 MHz
Flux: 10 = m v = 19 (magnitude)
Total hours: 70.0
Comments: Attempt to see discrete artifacts (= few m in size) in stable orbits near Lagrange points. Studies 137 III aF photographic plates.
Instrument Size 0.61 m
Valdes, F. and Freitas, R.A. Jr., Icarus 53, p. 453 (1983).
edit on 1-11-2013 by JadeStar because: (no reason given)
To date, a few searches for gravitationally stable interstellar probes have indeed concentrated on Lagrangian Points in the Earth-Sun system. It is reasoned that a civilization detecting the Earth will know that it is in its star's habitable zone (just as we know this about a few of the exoplanets we have detected from Earth). If you want to search for probes in the Earth-Sun L4 and L5 points, all you need to do is point your antenna in the ecliptic (the plane of the Earth's orbit around the Sun), at points in space leading and lagging the Earth by 60 degrees. In other words, look in space where the Earth was two months ago, and where it will be two months hence. Who knows? You might get lucky!
Who's on first? What's on second?
Man, I'm a lot more confused now than when I first opened this thread. If reality has to be this confusing, then I want no part of it.
Hmmm... Let's see now, if a monster gravity wave just happens to go rolling through the vicinity at the very same time, how would that change the picture here? I know that makes no sense! But, who cares? The point is... er, uhhh, wait a minute, I lost my place again. What is the point here?
I'm going to go now. I have another state of reality to attend. The laws there are way less confusing...