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Newton’s three-body problem explained - Fabio Pacucci


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In 2009, researchers ran a simple experiment. They took everything we know about our solar system and calculated where every planet would be up to 5 billion years in the future. They ran over 2,000 simulations, and the astonishing variety in results revealed that our solar system may be much less stable than it seems. Fabio Pacucci explores the n-body problem and the motion of gravitating objects.

Describe at least three situations in which very accurate orbital calculations are of crucial importance for human activities.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Fabio Pacucci
  • Director Luísa Holanda
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Art Director Luísa Holanda
  • Storyboard Artist Luísa Holanda
  • Animator Felipe Urbanetto, Maurício Canterle
  • Compositor Gabriel Maia
  • Music Gabriel Maia
  • Sound Designer Gabriel Maia
  • Hype Executive Producer Gabriel Garcia
  • Hype Producer Taíla Soliman
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Script Editor Eden Girma
  • Fact-Checker Bob Hunt

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