A Uranian Trojan and the Frequency of Temporary Giant-Planet Co-Orbitals

  title={A Uranian Trojan and the Frequency of Temporary Giant-Planet Co-Orbitals},
  author={Mike Alexandersen and Brett J. Gladman and Sarah Greenstreet and J. J. Kavelaars and J. M. Petit and Stephen D. J. Gwyn},
  pages={994 - 997}
A Uranian Trojan Bodies that share their orbit with that of a planet and that trail or lead the planet by 60° are called Trojans. Based on data from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, Alexandersen et al. (p. 994) have found an object shadowing Uranus that is predicted to remain a Trojan for at least 700,000 years and to stay in co-orbital motion for around one million years before escaping. Observations with the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope reveal a body that temporarily shares its orbit… 
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