libration point


Definition of libration point

: any of five positions in the plane of a celestial system consisting of one massive body orbiting another at which the gravitational influences of the two bodies are approximately equal

First Known Use of libration point

1962, in the meaning defined above

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“Libration point.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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