Amor Asteroid

   A type of Earth-approach asteroid, which is an asteroid whose orbit crosses the Earth's orbit, or whose orbit is being changed by Earth's gravity, and will some day cross the Earth's orbit. There are two types of Earth-approach Asteroids. Apollo Asteroids, which cross the Earth's orbit at the present time, and Amor and Aten Asteroids, which do not cross the Earth's orbit at the present time.

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  • Amor asteroid — The Amor asteroids are a group of near Earth asteroids named after the asteroid 1221 Amor. They approach the orbit of the Earth from beyond, but do not cross it. Most Amors do cross the orbit of Mars. The two moons of Mars, Deimos and Phobos, may …   Wikipedia

  • Amor (Asteroid) — Asteroid (1221) Amor Eigenschaften des Orbits (Simulation) Orbittyp Amor Typ Große Halbachse 1,9198  …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Amor asteroid — Astron. one of a small group of asteroids whose orbits approach but do not cross that of the earth: named after the first such asteroid discovered (1932). Cf. Apollo asteroid. * * * …   Universalium

  • Amor asteroid — Astron. one of a small group of asteroids whose orbits approach but do not cross that of the earth: named after the first such asteroid discovered (1932). Cf. Apollo asteroid …   Useful english dictionary

  • Amor asteroid records — The following is a list of current records for Amor asteroids.External links* [http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/iau/lists/Amors.html List of Amor minor planets] …   Wikipedia

  • Amor — has several meanings: * Amor is Latin, Catalan, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish for love. *Amor is an alternative name for Cupid, the Roman god of love. His equivalent is Eros in Greek mythology. *Amor asteroids, a group of near Earth asteroids… …   Wikipedia

  • Asteroid (disambiguation) — Asteroid may refer to:*Asteroid, the astronomical object; this is the primary definition. Specific variants include the following: ** Amor asteroid ** Apollo asteroid ** Apohele asteroid ** Arjuna asteroid ** Aten asteroid ** Binary asteroid **… …   Wikipedia

  • Amor-Typ — Als erdnahe Asteroiden (engl. Near Earth asteroid; NEA) werden Asteroiden bezeichnet, deren Umlaufbahn sie in die Nähe der Erdbahn führt. Diese Objekte bewegen sich nicht wie die meisten Asteroiden im Asteroidengürtel um die Sonne, sondern näher… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • asteroid — asteroidal, adj. /as teuh royd /, n. 1. Also called minor planet. Astron. any of the thousands of small bodies of from 480 miles (775 km) to less than one mile (1.6 km) in diameter that revolve about the sun in orbits lying mostly between those… …   Universalium

  • Asteroid —    An object orbiting the Sun, that is smaller than a planet and has no atmosphere or any type of activity associated with comets. There are three types of asteroids. Irons (5.7%) made of mainly iron and nickel; Stones (92.8%) made of silicates;… …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

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