Amor group

Amor group

(ay -mor, am -or) A group of near-Earth asteroids that come within the perihelion distance of Mars but not within the orbit of the Earth. They have semimajor axes greater than 1 AU but perihelion distances between 1.017 and 1.3 AU. The group is named after the asteroid (1221) Amor, discovered in 1932 by Eug*‘ene Joseph Delporte. Compare Apollo group. See Table 3, backmatter.