I've got a nifty java program done which calculates the orbit of a body around a gravity source.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The math and physics are all done for a body around a single gravity source and how to figure whether it's an ellipse, parabola, hyperbola or straight line. But now I've got a new problem.

If I have two gravity sources, like a dual-star system, what kind of geometric path will a satellite form in relation to the two big GSs? Will it be a conic section??

And don't tell me it's impossible!! They've already found one!!

http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2093423,00.html

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# One planet, two suns, ellipse or hyperbola?

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