Asteroid 2013 ND15: Trojan companion to Venus, PHA to the Earth

  title={Asteroid 2013 ND15: Trojan companion to Venus, PHA to the Earth},
  author={C. D. L. F. Marcos and R. D. L. F. Marcos},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
Venus has three known co-orbitals: (322756) 2001 CK32, 2002 VE68 and 2012 XE133. The first two have absolute magnitudes 18 < H < 21. The third one, significantly smaller at H = 23.4 mag, is a recent discovery that signals the probable presence of many other similar objects: small transient companions to Venus that are also potentially hazardous asteroids (PHAs). Here, we study the dynamical evolution of the recently discovered asteroid 2013 ND15. At H = 24.1 mag, this minor body is yet another… Expand

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