The famous three-body problem can be traced back to Isaac Newton in 1680s. In the 300 years since this three-body problem was first recognized, only three families of periodic orbits had been found, until 2013 when 11 new families of periodic orbits were discovered. In September 2017, more than 600 new families of periodic orbits of three-body problem were published online via SCIENCE CHINA-Physics Mechanics Astronomy.

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