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Trojan Moons
Tac1017Date: Saturday, 16.08.2014, 02:41 | Message # 1
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On my homeworld in the game Mirai, I found an interesting find. An asteroid moon and a mini moon share the same orbit and orbital period of 2h,18m,56s.08. Images are for proof.



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The Terra Hunter of the Milky Way!

(By the way, I was born in 2001, NOT 1972 XD)


Edited by Tac1017 - Saturday, 16.08.2014, 13:48
 
SpaceEngineerDate: Saturday, 16.08.2014, 09:35 | Message # 2
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I fixed that in the new version smile




 
RockoRocksDate: Saturday, 16.08.2014, 09:52 | Message # 3
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Can we have the location code for this anomaly?




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Tac1017Date: Saturday, 16.08.2014, 12:47 | Message # 4
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Quote SpaceEngineer ()
I fixed that in the new version


I feel like you should keep the trojan moons. just remove asteroids that orbit planets and call them mini moons as well! Its a phenomena to find this ONLY ONCE!





The Terra Hunter of the Milky Way!

(By the way, I was born in 2001, NOT 1972 XD)
 
DeathStarDate: Saturday, 16.08.2014, 13:13 | Message # 5
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Not to be the guy who spoils everything, but that isn't a trojan moon.

EDIT: Scrap that thought, it is a trojan moon.


Edited by DeathStar - Saturday, 16.08.2014, 13:19
 
Tac1017Date: Saturday, 16.08.2014, 13:51 | Message # 6
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I updated the images.




The Terra Hunter of the Milky Way!

(By the way, I was born in 2001, NOT 1972 XD)
 
DeathStarDate: Saturday, 16.08.2014, 14:25 | Message # 7
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This doesn't seem very rare. I found another one:





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Tac1017Date: Saturday, 16.08.2014, 17:39 | Message # 8
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This doesn't seem very rare. I found another one:


Nice find! That one is more awesome smile





The Terra Hunter of the Milky Way!

(By the way, I was born in 2001, NOT 1972 XD)


Edited by Tac1017 - Saturday, 16.08.2014, 17:39
 
WatsisnameDate: Sunday, 17.08.2014, 04:37 | Message # 9
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Quote Tac1017 ()
I feel like you should keep the trojan moons. just remove asteroids that orbit planets and call them mini moons as well! Its a phenomena to find this ONLY ONCE!


Well, when it comes to deciding what should or should not be in SpaceEngine, plausibility will always trump coolness. While there are such things as Trojan orbits, this is not an example of one and it would not be stable. It is therefore correct to fix/remove these.

I'll add that there are cases where two moons can appear to be in the same orbit, but they are not exactly the same and the motions are much more complex. Such orbits are not yet simulated in SE.





 
VocenaeDate: Sunday, 17.08.2014, 06:33 | Message # 10
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Not to be the guy who spoils everything, but that isn't a trojan moon.

EDIT: Scrap that thought, it is a trojan moon.


Are you sure it isn't a space station?

:P
 
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