Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Mutual solar-extrasolar orbital foci

  1. Oct 22, 2004 #1
    Can there exist a satellite which shares orbital foci with our Sun, and with the extrasolar likes of (e. g.) the Oort cloud - but in particular another star, say Proxima Centuri?
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 22, 2004 #2


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor

    Although theoretically possible, it is highly unlikely. Alpha Centauri is so far away that the mutual gravitational attraction with our sun is negligible compared to overall Milky Way effect.
  4. Oct 22, 2004 #3
    Thanks, mathman, that makes sense.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook