Sunday, June 14, 2009

Rock me gently, rock me slowly - Part 3

It is generally attributed that Homer wrote the epic poem "the Iliad". Basically, it's a story of the Trojan war, with its many heroes and their many exploits.

At Lagrangian points L4 and L5, in the Jupiter-Sun system, there exist groups of asteriods that are called the Jupiter Trojans. These asteroids are broken up into either of two camps; the Trojan camp (L4) or the Greek camp (L5).

One thing you notice going down the list of asteroids is the lack of names of heroines of the Trojan war, and there were many. I guess that it's that it's a continuation of "the Cassandra effect".

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Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica

Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica