Trojan asteroid

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Derived from the names of the first three Trojan asteroids found (Achilles, Patroclus, Hektor)

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Trojan asteroid (plural Trojan asteroids)

  1. (astrophysics) an asteroid occupying the Trojan points of the Sun-Jupiter system
  2. (astrophysics) by extension, any asteroid occupying a Trojan point

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