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Dynamics of celestial bodies

  1. Feb 24, 2016 #1
    Hello, I'm a student in Higher School Preparatory Classes, I'm doing a research on "the dynamics of celestial bodies".
    I already included some notions of the motion of planets around the sun and the solar system around the center of the galaxy in my research, but it is not enough. I need resources on the web or some interesting points that I can add to my work because I need to include some "added value" to it and I'm really lost right now .
    I really appreciate any help you can provide.
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  3. Feb 24, 2016 #2


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    Hello Aymen, :welcome:

    You could include some stuff from Celestia . The images are really beautiful.

    And the math can be found under Kepler Orbit but some of that is quite a tough read !

    By the way, I'm not so certain about "the solar system moves around the center of the galaxy"....
  4. Feb 24, 2016 #3
    Thank you. The problem is that we already studied Kepler's laws and celestial mechanics last year and I need something new in my research.
    Isn't the sun orbiting the center of the galaxy? it completes one revolution every 225–250 million years.
    Here's a link from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_System#Galactic_context
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    Impressive ! Obviously you know more about this than I do. Hats off! (I didn't learn about Kepler until at university...:rolleyes: ).

    Re the "something new" in your mission: you yourself are best qualified to give some examples; perhaps a few keywords can inspire others to get you going where none have before ....
  6. Feb 24, 2016 #5
    Thanks for the advice, I'll keep looking.
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