Celestial mechanics and polarization optics of the Kordylewski dust cloud in the Earth–Moon Lagrange point L5 – I. Three-dimensional celestial mechanical modelling of dust cloud formation

  title={Celestial mechanics and polarization optics of the Kordylewski dust cloud in the Earth–Moon Lagrange point L5 – I. Three-dimensional celestial mechanical modelling of dust cloud formation},
  author={Judit Sl'iz-Balogh and Andr'as Barta and G'abor Horv'ath},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
Since the discovery in 1772 of the triangular Lagrange points L4 and L5 in the gravitational field of two bodies moving under the sole influence of mutual gravitational forces, astronomers found a large number of minor celestial bodies around these points of the Sun-Jupiter, Sun-Earth, Sun-Mars and Sun-Neptune systems. The L4 and L5 points of the Earth and Moon may be empty due to the gravitational perturbation of the Sun. However, in 1961 Kordylewski found two bright patches near the L5 point… Expand
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