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Trojan asteroid

n
(Celestial Objects) one of a number of asteroids that have the same mean motion and orbit as Jupiter, preceding or following the planet by a longitude of 60°
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TROJAN ASTEROIDS orbit ahead of and behind Mars in the stable regions where the gravitational pull of the Red Planet balances that of the Sun.
The objects of their research include comets, asteroids, planetary rings, and Trojan asteroids.
NASA approved the contract under its Discovery Program, SwRI made the proposal as part of a science mission called Lucy that aims to survey the diversity of Trojan asteroids, which are believed to be the fossils of planet formation.
Trojan asteroids are those that are temporarily trapped in regions 60 degrees in front of or 60 degrees behind the planet Jupiter in its orbit around the Sun.
Trojan asteroids are located in the Jupiter' orbit.
A spectrum of this object was typical of that of a D type asteroid -70% of Trojan asteroids have this type of spectrum.
This is a comparatively stable gravitational position, called a Trojan situation because it is also the position of the Sun, Jupiter, and the Trojan asteroids (see 1906).
Later, Jupiter re-captured the Trojan asteroids, but we don't know where they came from.
The sun, Jupiter, and the so-called Trojan asteroids, for instance, form such a triangle, which rotates about the system's center of mass.
NASA has also planned to fund a space mission called Lucy, which will explore Jupiter's Trojan asteroids as part of the undertaking to understand the history of the solar system.
Could the distribution of Trojan asteroids at the Sun-Jupiter Lagrange points be made any more obvious?