author = "Macau, Elbert Einstein Nehrer and Melo, Cristiano F. de and Prado, 
                         Antonio Fernando Bertachini de Almeida and Winter, Othon C.",
          affiliation = "{Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and 
                         {Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC)} and {Instituto Nacional de 
                         Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {Universidade Estadual Paulista 
                title = "Celestial mechanics: from the errant stars to guidance of 
              journal = "Computational and Applied Mathematics",
                 year = "2015",
               volume = "34",
                pages = "417--421",
             keywords = "Astrodin{\^a}mica, Manobras Orbitais.",
             abstract = "Celestial mechanics is one of the most ancient science. It is 
                         dedicated to the study of the motion of planets, moons, asteroids, 
                         comets and other celestial bodies. It probably started when humans 
                         discovered that some special stars differentiate from the others 
                         in the sense that they move on the celestial sphere. Currently, it 
                         is responsible for successfully guiding spaceships to distant 
                         objects in our solar system aiming to explore them. As an 
                         introduction to this Focus Issue in Celestial Mechanics, we make 
                         here a historical overview of developments in this area and 
                         present the articles that comprise this special issue.",
                  doi = "10.1007/s40314-014-0181-4",
                  url = "http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40314-014-0181-4",
                 issn = "2238-3603",
                label = "lattes: 7340081273816424 3 MacauMeloPradWint:2014:ErStGu",
             language = "en",
           targetfile = "macau_celestial.pdf",
        urlaccessdate = "27 jan. 2021"