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Stephen Wolfram
These pictures show results for a fairly typical sequence of initial conditions where all three bodies interact. (The two bodies at the bottom are initially at rest; the body at the top is given progressively larger rightward velocities.) What generically happens is that one of the bodies escapes from the other two (like t or sometimes t^(2/3)). Often this happens quickly, but sometimes all three bodies show complex and apparently random behavior for quite a while. (The delay before escaping is reminiscent of resonant scattering.)

[From A New Kind of Science, page 973.]

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