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Celestial mechanics

Fresh solutions to the four-body problem

Nature volume 533, pages 187188 (12 May 2016) | Download Citation

Describing the motion of three or more bodies under the influence of gravity is one of the toughest problems in astronomy. The report of solutions to a large subclass of the four-body problem is truly remarkable.

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  1. Douglas P. Hamilton is in the Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742-2421, USA.

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