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Lord Jubjub
2010-Mar-17, 12:48 AM
I think this question might have been asked before but a search didn't reveal anything. . .

How stable are Venus' 4 and 5 points? Could you put a sun-watching probe in those points to give us a better prediction for solar eruptions?

PraedSt
2010-Apr-06, 08:27 PM
IIRC, L4 and L5 are stable. But why Venus? The segment covered by the two probes will often not be between us and the Sun.

EDG
2010-Apr-06, 08:42 PM
Venus' L4 and L5 points are also significantly further away from Earth than the Earth-Sun L1 point.