Locked System

 

 

 

This system shows two visualization tools of Gravitation3D - acceleration/velocity vectors and solar plane warping.  The system consists of two locked suns and one planet.  Watching the planetís vectors helps understand not only where the planet is headed, but how the forces on it are determining its future direction.  Velocity is colored red, acceleration purple. 

The plane warping helps to visualize the gravity field produced by all the bodies.  Both suns produce a field, as does the planet.  The effect is scaled so that the planet's gravity is more visually prominent than it actually is.  As the planet moves, you can see how its gravitational influence on the surroundings change.  Collisions are turned off since the system is not at all stable.  

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