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Rosette

Three or more equal masses (worlds) set at the points of an equilateral polygon, and with the correct equal angular velocities about their center of masses, will have a stable orbital configuration.

The group does not require a central star. Rosettes almost never occur naturally.

cf. Planetoid, Ringworld.

Refs: BOOK-3, 1107