Another great WISE discovery was 2010 SO16, which was announced just 3 1/2
months ago. It has a horseshoe-shaped orbit! Is SO16 considered
locked with Earth's orbit, too? And would TK7 be considered a C-orbit asteroid
also? The classifications seem to overlap, so I hope someone can explain the
distinction between Trojans and C-orbits.And many congratulations to
the design-build at Utah State University. WISE is an awesome accomplishment.
Good job JH! I'm not surprised to find Hollenhorst reporting at the
top of the list of searches for "earth trojan asteroids" I believe
this is the first locked with the earth's orbit. interested readers will want
to further search "lagrangian libration points". this one appears to
be at "L4", we should be looking at L5, the 60 degree trailing
point. just to remind us of our place in the solar system, last night, one of
the movie channels showed us "deep impact". surely a population
survey of the Lx points give clues to the asteroid traffic in our neighborhood.
keep us looking up!Cousin Marty
It seems THIS one should be called an Aggie asteroid! LOL
Great Job Aggies!!!