Transient Co-orbitals of Venus: An Update

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Posted: Thursday, November 9, 2017

C. de la Fuente Marcos, R. de la Fuente Marcos
(Submitted on 1 Nov 2017)

Venus has no known satellites, but has four known co-orbitals: (322756) 2001 CK32, 2002 VE68, 2012 XE133, and 2013 ND15. Here, we present numerical evidence suggesting that 2015 WZ12 is a possible Venus co-orbital; it might have been until recently a transient Trojan. Follow-up observations of this target in the near future will be difficult, though.

Comments:    4 pages, 1 figure
Subjects:    Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)
Journal reference:    Research Notes of the AAS, Volume 1, Number 1, Article 2 (2017 October 27)
DOI:    10.3847/2515-5172/aa95b5
Cite as:    arXiv:1711.00453 [astro-ph.EP] (or arXiv:1711.00453v1 [astro-ph.EP] for this version)
Submission history
From: Raúl de la Fuente Marcos
[v1] Wed, 1 Nov 2017 17:39:42 GMT (188kb)

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