On the orbital evolution of meteoroid 2020 CD3, a temporarily captured orbiter of the Earth–Moon system

  title={On the orbital evolution of meteoroid 2020 CD3, a temporarily captured orbiter of the Earth–Moon system},
  author={C de la Fuente Marcos and R de la Fuente Marcos},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
Any near-Earth object (NEO) following an Earth-like orbit may eventually be captured by Earth's gravity during low-velocity encounters. This theoretical possibility was first attested during the fly-by of 1991 VG in 1991-1992 with the confirmation of a brief capture episode ---for about a month in 1992 February. Further evidence was obtained when 2006 RH120 was temporarily captured into a geocentric orbit from 2006 July to 2007 July. Here, we perform a numerical assessment of the orbital… Expand

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