Trojan planet

Trojan planet

A Trojan planet is a planet orbiting in the Lagrangian point of a star and a massive orbiting body, a gas giant or potentially a smaller companion star.

No Trojan planets are currently known to exist, so their existence is purely theoretical. However, some of Saturn's moons have smaller Trojan moons, and Jupiter is bracketed by Trojan asteroids.

External links

* [http://www.trojanplanets.appstate.edu/ A Search for Trojan Planets] Web page of group of astronomers searching for extra-solar Trojan Planets at Appalachian State University

ee also

* Trojan asteroid
* Trojan moon
* Trojan (astronomy)
* List of objects at Lagrangian points
* Lagrangian point


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