28 ( ANI ): Researchers have said that exotic orbit for the largest Trojan asteroid
, (624) Hektor-the only one known to possess a moon, may be products of the collision of two icy asteroids.
Two Delhi school girls of Bal Bharati Public School, Rajinder Nagar sketched their names in the history of this international campaign by mapping a Trojan asteroid
. Trojan asteroids
are located in the Jupiter' orbit.
Just last week, astronomers announced the discovery of a Trojan asteroid
leading the planet Earth around the sun.
(624) Hector may be a binary or a rubble pile and the density of (617) Patroclus is similar to that of water, indicating that it also may be a rubble pile.
Astronomers have found a new 100km diameter Trojan asteroid
Washington, Aug 30 ( ANI ): UBC astronomers have discovered the first Trojan asteroid
sharing the orbit of Uranus.
Washington, July 28 (ANI): NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission has discovered a long-hidden companion of the Earth - the first Trojan asteroid
circling the sun in the Earth's orbit.
"On the 2020 mission, we hope to be able to go to the Jupiter system and the concentrated belt of asteroids that exist nearby that are known as the Trojan asteroid
region," Tsuda said.
Franck Marchis (University of California, Berkeley) and 17 colleagues observed the only known binary Trojan asteroid
, 617 Patroclus, on five nights between November 2004 and July 2005 to determine the components' orbits.
In addition to his comet finds, on June 20, 1990, David Levy codiscovered 5261 Eureka, the first Martian Trojan asteroid
, from Palomar Observatory with University of Arizona astronomer Henry E.
Merline and others (1) Occultation result (unconfirmed) (2) Dactyl (3) Duplicity obvious from light curve (4) Duplicity suspected from light curve (unconfirmed) (5) Radar detection (6) Duplicity suspected from HST Images (unconfirmed) (7) Radar detection, though duplicity previously suspected (8) Independent codiscovery (9) Trojan asteroid
The path for the Trojan asteroid
Patroclus on April 8th could cross Hawaii; that of Themis on September 10th goes near Sitka, Alaska, and northwestern British Columbia; Alkeste's on October 15th crosses Alaska and Okinawa; and Hedwig's on October 23rd falls over parts of Alaska and Hawaii.