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Earth-moon L5 Long-Term Stability
I understand the basics of Lagrange points - L1 - L3 are unstable, L4 and L5 are stable if the two main bodies differ in mass by over a factor of 25 - but how stable are the Earth-moon L4 and L5 points on a period of millions of years, considering the other bodies in the solar system? Earth doesn't have an asteroid collection like Jupiter in its trojan points.

Second, how stable is the situation if alien space bats pop a Vesta-mass asteroid into the Earth-moon L5 point?
Mike Miller, Materials Engineer

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Earth-moon L5 Long-Term Stability - by Cray - 04-09-2016, 03:57 AM

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