Barycenter

  • (noun): (astronomy) the common center of mass around which two or more bodies revolve.

Some articles on barycenter:

Barycentric Coordinates (astronomy) - Two-body Problem - Inside or Outside The Sun?
... ratio r1/R1 approximates to Hence, the barycenter of the Sun-planet system will lie outside the Sun only if That is, where the planet is heavy and far from the Sun ... If Jupiter had Mercury's orbit (57,900,000 km, 0.387 AU), the Sun-Jupiter barycenter would be only 5,500 km from the center of the Sun (r1/R1 ~ 0.08) ... the Earth had Eris' orbit (68 AU), the Sun-Earth barycenter would still be within the Sun (just over 30,000 km from the center) ...
Orbital Motion in Multiple Stars - Center of Mass Animations
... mass orbiting around a common center of mass, or barycenter ... difference in mass orbiting around a common barycenter, like the Charon-Pluto system (c.) Two bodies with a major difference in mass orbiting around a common barycenter (similar to the ...
Barycentric Coordinates (astronomy) - Two-body Problem - Examples
... first (more massive) body, and r1/R1, the ratio of the distance to the barycenter and that radius a value less than one shows that the barycenter lies inside the first body. 1.83 Both bodies have distinct orbits around the barycenter, and as such Pluto and Charon were considered as a double planet by many before the redefinition of planet in August 2006 ... (0.000955 mSun) 778,000,000 (5.20 AU) 742,000 696,000 1.07 The Sun orbits a barycenter just above its surface ...
Barycentric Coordinates (astronomy) - Two-body Problem - Animations
... Two bodies of similar mass orbiting a common barycenter (similar to the 90 Antiope system) Two bodies with a difference in mass orbiting a common ...
Twelve Colonies - Star System (2004)
... is actually a stellar cluster two pairs of binary stars that orbit a common barycenter at a distance of.16 light year from binary barycenter to binary barycenter ... Alpha" and "Helios Beta", orbiting the barycenter at 63 astronomical units ... Planets Icarus, Picon, Caprica Gemenon (binary planets orbiting a barycenter), Tauron (moon Minos), the Erebos asteroid belt, the gas giant Zeus (74 moons, including Hebe and Nike ...