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+ - Physicists Discover a Whopping 13 New Solutions to Three-Body Problem-> 2

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sciencehabit (1205606) writes "It's the sort of abstract puzzle that keeps a scientist awake at night: Can you predict how three objects will orbit each other in a repeating pattern? In the 300 years since this "three-body problem" was first recognized, just three families of solutions have been found. Now, two physicists have discovered 13 new families. It's quite a feat in mathematical physics, and it could conceivably help astrophysicists understand new planetary systems."
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Physicists Discover a Whopping 13 New Solutions to Three-Body Problem

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  • Is this a logical extension like Rock-paper-scissors-lizard-Spock is to Rock-paper-scissors?

    Clearly something to ponder when I have less beer in my belly. Perhaps I will read the original article it sounds interesting.

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