© Jean-François COLONNA/CNRS Photothèque
A virtual Earth-like planet (green) is added to the actual Solar System. Each frame of this animation corresponds to a particular trajectory -during 498 terrestrial years- of this planet when moved from beyond Pluto -bottom left- to the Sun -top right- and 16.pi rotated. For each of these trajectories, the 11-body system is visualized with the virtual planet at the origin of coordinates. The relative trajectories look non periodical and even chaotic. It is worth noting that the same phenomenon can be observed with with pure uniform circular motions.