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Celestial mechanics: from the errant stars to guidance of spacecrafts

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Author(s):
Macau, Elbert E. N. [1] ; de Melo, Cristiano F. [2] ; Prado, Antonio Bertachini de A. [1] ; Winter, Othon C. [3]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Inst Nacl Pesquisas Espaciais, BR-12201 Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed ABC UFABC, Santo Andre, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP, Guartingueta, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: COMPUTATIONAL & APPLIED MATHEMATICS; v. 34, n. 2, p. 417-421, JUL 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

Celestial mechanics is one of the most ancient science. It is dedicated to the study of the motion of planets, moons, asteroids, comets and other celestial bodies. It probably started when humans discovered that some special stars differentiate from the others in the sense that they move on the celestial sphere. Currently, it is responsible for successfully guiding spaceships to distant objects in our solar system aiming to explore them. As an introduction to this Focus Issue in Celestial Mechanics, we make here a historical overview of developments in this area and present the articles that comprise this special issue. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/50151-0 - Dynamical phenomena in complex networks: fundamentals and applications
Grantee:Elbert Einstein Nehrer Macau
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants