Jupiter trojan


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Jupiter trojan

[¦jü·pəd·ər ′trō·jən]
(astronomy)
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The mysterious origins and our limited compositional information about the Trojan asteroids are why NASA has prioritized the Jupiter Trojans for a spacecraft mission of the Discovery (small budget) or New Frontiers (medium budget) class in the very near future.
Scientists have proposed a future space mission to the Jupiter Trojans that will gather the data needed to determine their age and origins.
How the various components of the asteroid population, such as the main belt, Jupiter Trojans, and transneptunian objects, came to be is set in the broader context of the solar system's formation.