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Computer Science Department

LGrangeSim

David Cheeseman

The main goal of this project is to create a program that can solve for Lagrangian Points. Lagrangian points occur along the orbits of planets and are a sort of "gravity well" where object will appear to be stationary with respect to its parent bodies (ex: Earth and Sun). Many scientists have proposed putting space stations or satellites at these points as they would provide a stable orbital position. Similar points about Jupiter are home to the Greek and Trojan asteroids, a pair of asteroid clusters along Jupiter's orbit.