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Lagrange Points

Lagrange Points Facts:
  • Lagrange points are named after Joseph-Louis Lagrange a Italian-French astronomical mathematician who made the calculations in the 18th Century.
  • They are locations within the Solar System where a 'gravitational well' is produced due to the combined gravitation of the Sun and Earth.
  • At these sites small objects will remain stationary relative to the Earth.
  • There are 5 Lagrange points in the Sun-Earth system.
  • Hypothetical location of the formation of the impact planet Theia (Giant Impact Hypothesis).
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