Asteroid (469219) 2016 HO3, the smallest and closest Earth quasi-satellite

@article{Marcos2016Asteroid2,
  title={Asteroid (469219) 2016 HO3, the smallest and closest Earth quasi-satellite},
  author={C. Marcos and R. Marcos},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2016},
  volume={462},
  pages={3441-3456}
}
  • C. Marcos, R. Marcos
  • Published 2016
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • A number of Earth co-orbital asteroids experience repeated transitions between the quasi-satellite and horseshoe dynamical states. Asteroids 2001 GO2, 2002 AA29, 2003 YN107 and 2015 SO2 are well-documented cases of such a dynamical behaviour. These transitions depend on the gravitational influence of other planets, owing to the overlapping of a multiplicity of secular resonances. Here, we show that the recently discovered asteroid (469219) 2016 HO3 is a quasi-satellite of our planet -the fifth… CONTINUE READING
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