Astronomers Think They’ve Found Another Trojan Asteroid Lurking in Earth’s Orbit

A recently discovered object sharing Earth’s orbital path around the Sun could actually be a trojan asteroid, astronomers have found. If confirmed, it will be only the second object of its type identified to date, suggesting that there could be more of these hidden asteroids lurking in Earth’s gravitational pockets. Each two-body system has five Lagrange points, as seen in the diagram below. There are five between Earth and the Moon; and another five between Earth and the Sun. These are really quite useful, actually, as they can put spacecraft in them and be reasonably confident they will stay put. The James Webb Space Telescope, for instance, will be going in the Earth-Sun L2 Lagrangian. https://techandsciencepost.com/news/science/astronomers-think-theyve-found-another-trojan-asteroid-lurking-in-earths-orbit/ .................................................................................... #space #science #technology #education #news

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