The Jupiter Trojans
Jupiter Trojans also known as Trojan Asteroids or Trojans, are a Giant Team of Asteroids that share the same orbit around The Sun that Jupiter does. Jupiter Trojans were discovered by Italian Joseph-Louis Lagrange. The First Trojan was discovered by German Astronomer Maximillian Franz Joseph Cornelius; who titled it 588 Achilles. Relative to Jupiter, each Trojan librates around one of Jupiter's two stable Lagrange points: L4, lying 60 degrees ahead of the planet in its orbit, and L5, 60 degrees behind. Jupiter trojans are distributed in two elongated, curved regions around these Lagrangian points with an average semi-major axis of about 5.2 Astronomical Units. The name Trojan Asteroid specifically refers to the asteroids co-orbital with Jupiter, alas the general term Trojan is sometimes just generally applied to other small Solar System bodies with similar relationships to larger bodies: for example, there are both Mars Trojans and Neptune Trojans, as well as a recently discovered Earth Trojans. The term Trojan asteroid is normally understood to specifically mean the Jupiter trojans because The First Trojans were discovered near Jupiter's orbit and Jupiter currently has by far the most known Trojans. There are 7040 known Jupiter Trojans. Some of The Trojan Camp Jupiter Trojans are 2241 Alcathous, 3317 Paris, 617 Patroclus, 884 Priamus, 1208 Troilus, 1870 Glaukos, 1871 Astyanax, 1872 Helenos, 2895 Memnon, 4754 Panthoos, 4827 Dares, 4828 Misenus, 4805 Asterpaios, 5511 Cloanthus, 11554 Asios, 12444 Prothoon & 16560 Daitor. Some of The Classical World camp Jupiter Trojans are 588 Achilles, 1143 Odysseus, 624 Hektor, 659 Nestor, 911 Agamemnon, 1404 Ajax, 1437 Diomedes, 1583 Antilochus, 1647 Menelaus, 1749 Telamon, 2920 Automedon, 3391 Sinon, 3793 Leonteus, 4543 Phoinix, 4834 Meges, 5254 Ulysses, 9713 Oceax and 12238 Actor.
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