Do the L4 and L5 points travel in a geodesic?

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Given a two body system like the sun and the earth:

Do the L4 and L5 points travel in a geodesic, or is it just the sun and the earth which do so?
 

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Garth
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The two body problem in GR is fiendishly complicated and can only be solved numerically.

However, having said that, test-particles co-orbiting in the L4 or L5 points are in free fall, and in GR they would travel along geodesics.

Garth
 

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