Physicists get close to taming the chaos of the ‘three-body problem’

Physicists have spent centuries grappling with an inconvenient fact about nature: Confronted with three stars on a collision course, astronomers might measure their places and velocities in nanometers and milliseconds and it would not be sufficient to foretell the celebrities’ fates. 

However the cosmos often brings collectively trios of stars and black holes. If astrophysicists hope to totally perceive areas the place heavenly our bodies mingle in throngs, they have to confront the “three-body downside.” 

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