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Paper: Masaai warrior shield: The life time of a three body system
Volume: 209, Small Galaxy Groups, IAU Colloquium 174
Page: 314
Authors: Lehto, Harry J.; Heinämäki, Pekka; Chernin, Arthur D.; Valtonen, Mauri J.
Abstract: We have investigated the behavior of a general Newtonian three body system using the simplest initial conditions. We calculated the evolution of about a million bound three body systems. Within our resolution these cover all the possible initial states. All these systems eventually decay with one body being ejected from the residual binary system. The overall pattern representing the decay time scales projected on a homology map is dominated by resonances. In general appearance it reminds us of a traditional Masaai warrior shield.
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