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dc.contributor.authorConnors, M.
dc.contributor.authorChodas, P.
dc.contributor.authorMikkola, S.
dc.contributor.authorWiegert, P.
dc.contributor.authorWeillet, C.
dc.contributor.authorInnanen, K.
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-12T22:54:12Z
dc.date.available2021-02-12T22:54:12Z
dc.date.issued2002-01-01
dc.identifier.citationConnors, M., Chodas, P., Mikkola, S., Wiegert, P., Veillet, C., & Innanen, K. (2002). Discovery of an asteroid and quasi‐satellite in an Earth‐like horseshoe orbit. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 37(10), 1435-1441.
dc.identifier.issn1945-5100
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1945-5100.2002.tb01039.x
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/656665
dc.description.abstractThe newly discovered asteroid 2002 AA29 moves in a very Earth-like orbit that relative to Earth has a unique horseshoe shape and allows transitions to a quasi-satellite state. This is the first body known to be in a simple heliocentric horseshoe orbit, moving along its parent planet's orbit. It is similarly also the first true co-orbital object of Earth, since other asteroids in 1:1 resonance with Earth have orbits very dissimilar from that of our planet. When a quasi-satellite, it remains within 0.2 AU of the Earth for several decades. 2002 AA29 is the first asteroid known to exhibit this behavior. 2002 AA29 introduces an important new class of objects offering potential targets for space missions and clues to asteroid orbit transfer evolution.
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dc.publisherThe Meteoritical Society
dc.relation.urlhttps://meteoritical.org/
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dc.titleDiscovery of an asteroid and quasi-satellite in an Earth-like horseshoe orbit
dc.typeArticle
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dc.identifier.journalMeteoritics & Planetary Science
dc.description.collectioninformationThe Meteoritics & Planetary Science archives are made available by the Meteoritical Society and the University of Arizona Libraries. Contact lbry-journals@email.arizona.edu for further information.
dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
dc.description.admin-noteMigrated from OJS platform February 2021
dc.source.volume37
dc.source.issue10
dc.source.beginpage1435
dc.source.endpage1441
refterms.dateFOA2021-02-12T22:54:12Z


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