Israeli scientists solve physics’ ‘three-body problem’

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Scientists at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have found a solution to one of physics’ greatest questions in a paper published this month. The paper, published in Physical Review X, focuses on the three-body problem, which concerns the orbits of the Sun, Earth, and the Moon. While in a binary orbit system consisting of two celestial bodies, the orbits can be accurately predicated mathematically, while the complex interactions of a three-body problem are chaotic and unpredictable. The three-body problem, which has been a focus of scientific study for over 400 years, represented a stumbling block for famous astronomers such as Sir Isaac Newton and Johannes Kepler.

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