Arjuna asteroid

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The Arjuna asteroids are a class of near-Earth asteroids whose orbits are very Earth-like in character, having low inclination, orbital periods close to one Earth year, and low eccentricity. Arjunas are very uncommon, but of significance owing to the extremely low delta V required to reach them from Earth.

The Arjuna definition is somewhat fuzzy and covers the definition of the three well-established families Apollo, Amor and Aten.

Note that there is no asteroid named "Arjuna" (whereas there are namesake asteroids 1862 Apollo, 1221 Amor and 2062 Aten).


The minor planets
Vulcanoids | Main belt | Groups and families | Near-Earth objects | Jupiter Trojans
Centaurs | Trans-Neptunians | Damocloids | Comets | Kuiper belt | Oort cloud
(For other objects and regions, see: Binary asteroids, Asteroid moons and the Solar system)
(For a complete listing, see: List of asteroids. For pronunciation, see: Pronunciation of asteroid names.)
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