On the dynamical evolution of 2002 VE68

  title={On the dynamical evolution of 2002 VE68},
  author={C. Marcos and R. Marcos},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  • C. Marcos, R. Marcos
  • Published 2012
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • The minor planet 2002 VE68 was identified as a quasi-satellite of Venus shortly after its discovery. At that time its data-arc span was only 24 d; now it is 2947 d. Here we revisit the topic of the dynamical status of this remarkable object as well as look into its dynamical past and explore its future orbital evolution which is driven by close encounters with both the Earth–Moon system and Mercury. In our calculations, we use a Hermite integration scheme, the most updated ephemerides and… CONTINUE READING


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