Neal Stephenson Out-Takes by MatthewsP

Question 11

The novel Seveneves contains numerous digressions about orbital mechanics, often citing one of five points at which a small body acted upon only by gravity can maintain a stable position relative to two larger bodies. *What name* is associated with these points, honoring the Italian mathematician who discovered the 4th and 5th points, and also known for his work in analytical mechanics, and succeeding Euler in heading the Berlin Academy.

Lagrangian points