Second transient Earth Trojan
Good morning Neorockers and friends! Starting the day by sharing important developments in the asteroid world.
Until now, we knew for sure that only one asteroid Earth Trojan (2010 TK7) existed. Ground-breaking research has changed this, with the confirmation that 2020 XL5 is in fact the second transient Earth Trojan.
In this recently published article, you can find out more about the importance of this discovery and the intensive work done in terms of orbital stability analysis and photometric characterization.
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