Trojan asteroid

noun
variants: or Trojan
plural -s

Definition of Trojan asteroid

: an asteroid whose average position is at one corner of an equilateral triangle formed with the sun and the planet Jupiter either eastward or westward of the planet

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History and Etymology for Trojan asteroid

so called from its being one of the group whose members bear the names of Trojan heroes

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“Trojan asteroid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Trojan%20asteroid. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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