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I Planet at barycenter of a binary system.

  1. Apr 16, 2016 #1
    Say you have a binary system (with similar mass) in the following orbit

    with a planet located at the barycenter, is this possible and is this a dynamically stable system (over billion of years) ??

    If this system was an earth like system would I assume correctly that it would not have a nigh but instead a dusk/morning to daytime cycle???

    Does anyone have any ideas on how to measure time on such a planet (think bronze age)??
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2016
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 16, 2016 #2
    It's instable.
  4. Apr 16, 2016 #3
    Would the planet end up orbiting the binary stars or get thrown out of the system all together??
  5. Apr 17, 2016 #4
    It will most likely get into an unstable orbit (outside the hill sphere) around a star and than escape in the long term. You can play with the starting parameters in this simulation.
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