I am familiar with applications of representation/group theory in terms of symmetries in quantum mechanics and general relativity, but what are some of their applications in astronomy? More specifically (if attainable), I am interested in finding a way group theory could explain solar-system formations or planet searches. Any link between g.t. and astronomy is appreciated.


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  • $\begingroup$ This question (v2) seems like a list question. $\endgroup$ – Qmechanic Oct 18 '16 at 9:32
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    $\begingroup$ Duplicate of math.stackexchange.com/q/474884 $\endgroup$ – user108787 Oct 18 '16 at 9:40