Planetary Moshpit

Exhibit A:
How Jupiter protects the inner planets from the asteroid belt:

Hilda asteroids are in a 3:2 resonance of mean motion with Jupiter. This enables them to have aphelia up to the distance of Jupiter and not beeing scattered. They form a typical triangle.

Exhibit B:

A JavaScript implementation of the simulations presented in the paper Collective Motion of Moshers at Heavy Metal Concerts.


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2 Responses:

  1. J. Peterson says:

    Re: Exhibit B:

    Install overhead camera. Hand out colored/marked paper hats to your patrons. You generate the actual data in real time.


  2. Steen says:

    Wait... could we use moshpits to generate cryptographically strong randomness?

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