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# What distinguishes Trojan asteroids from belt asteroids?

A.) Trojan asteroids share an orbit with Jupiter while Belt asteroids are located between the orbits of Earth and Mars.

B.) Trojan asteroids have Earth crossing orbits while Belt asteroids are located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.

C.) Trojan asteroids share an orbit with Earth while Belt asteroids are located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.

D.) Trojan asteroids share an orbit with Jupiter while Belt asteroids are located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.

• D.) Trojan asteroids share an orbit with Jupiter while Belt asteroids are located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
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• None of the above. Trojan asteroids have A synchronized orbit with Jupiter and the are within the belt between Mars and Jupiter.

Hers we go again, arguing about the meanings of words. Trojan asteroids at Lagrange points 4and 5 do NOT have the SAME orbit, "share" an orbit with Jupiter. They have or its that are closer to the Sun AND have shorter periods than Jupiter's 12.1xxx Earth year period. Those are synchchronous orbits, NOT "shared" orbits.

WHAT IS THE POINT withe the endless bickering about vocabulary and semantics? Other than wasting everyone's TIME, confusing, trying to pro one ME into losing my temper, maliciously misleading and misinforming the person who asked the question, and YOU getting your egos fed, the original question is completely ignored.

Why cant you use all that energy more productively learning something NEW?
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• The Greeks conquered them using a spaceship in the shape of a giant horse.
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• D is correct
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• Trojan asteroids aren't unique to any planet- the term just means they're at the L4 or L5 point.
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• Most Trojan Asteroids are pulled out from the main Asteroids at the Lagrainge points L1 and L2 of Jupiter 60 Degrees in front and behind Jupiter's orbit
Jupiter's Gravity causes a Bulge to form in the Main Belt
It used to be thought they were an individual group
A lot of Planets Have Trojans, even Earth
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