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The Arjuna asteroids (also known as "Arjunas") are a dynamical group of asteroids in the Solar System. Arjunas are near-Earth objects (NEOs) whose orbits are very Earth-like in character, having low inclination, orbital periods close to one year, and low eccentricity. The group is named after Arjuna, a central hero in Hindu mythology. The definition is somewhat vague and overlaps the definition of the three well-established Apollo, Amor and Aten groups. They constitute a dynamically cold group of small NEOs that experience repeated trappings in the 1:1 mean-motion resonance with the Earth.[1][2]


Potential members of the Arjuna group with their Apollo (APO) or Aten (ATE) group classification in parenthesis, include:


  1. ^ de la Fuente Marcos, Carlos; de la Fuente Marcos, Raúl (July 2013). "A resonant family of dynamically cold small bodies in the near-Earth asteroid belt" (PDF). Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters. 434 (1): L1–L5. arXiv:1305.2825. Bibcode:2013MNRAS.434L...1D. doi:10.1093/mnrasl/slt062. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  2. ^ de la Fuente Marcos, C.; de la Fuente Marcos, R. (January 2015). "Geometric characterization of the Arjuna orbital domain" (PDF). Astronomische Nachrichten. 336 (1): 5. arXiv:1410.4104. Bibcode:2015AN....336....5D. doi:10.1002/asna.201412133. Retrieved 17 May 2018.

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