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  • adj. of or relating to Joseph Louis Lagrange
  • adj. of or relating to a Lagrange point / Lagrangian point
  • n. the Lagrangian function
  • n. an object residing in a Lagrange point / Lagrangian point
  • n. a Lagrange point / Lagrangian point

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  • The first step is that Jack uses the standard model to extract what is called the Lagrangian, which is basically the energy landscape of an interaction.

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  • The longer, more circuitous route saves energy and also enables the GRAIL craft to maintain a reasonably constant speed by passing through a so-called Lagrangian point , where the gravitational forces of the Earth and moon interact in a way that eases the craft's transition between them.

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  • Using Newton's theory of gravitation, Joseph Louis Lagrange showed that there are five points, now known as Lagrangian points, in or near a planet's orbit where a smaller object can orbit stably-the gravitational fields of the sun and the planet balance in these locations.

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  • LC18, in a difficult-to-detect stability region at Neptune, called the Lagrangian L5 point.

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  • The authors show that the distribution can be explained by structures called Lagrangian coherent structures (LCSs).

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  • Washington, Aug 13: The first Trojan asteroid, 2008 LC18, has been found in a difficult-to-detect stability region at Neptune, called the Lagrangian L5 point.

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  • Carnegie Institution's Department of Terrestrial Magnetism and Chad Trujillo* have discovered the first Trojan asteroid, 2008 LC18, in a difficult-to-detect stability region at Neptune, called the Lagrangian L5 point.

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  • The Lagrangian, which is the actual physics, is a few hours work, while the particle list takes a few days to generate.

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  • The spacecraft duet, called Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory, or Stereo, are nearing a zone known as the Lagrangian points.

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  • The spacecraft duet, called Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO), is nearing a zone known as the Lagrangian points.

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