Impact detections of temporarily captured natural satellites

  title={Impact detections of temporarily captured natural satellites},
  author={David L. Clark and Pavel Spurn'y and Paul Wiegert and Peter G. Brown and Jivr'i Borovivcka and Edward Tagliaferri and Luk'avs Shrben'y},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
Temporarily Captured Orbiters (TCOs) are Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) which make a few orbits of Earth before returning to heliocentric orbits. Only one TCO has been observed to date, 2006 RH120, captured by Earth for one year before escaping. Detailed modeling predicts capture should occur from the NEO population predominantly through the Sun-Earth L1 and L2 points, with 1% of TCOs impacting Earth and approximately 0.1% of meteoroids being TCOs. Although thousands of meteoroid orbits have been… Expand
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