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Astronomers discover five new Neptune Trojan asteroids

An international team of astronomers led by Hsing-Wen Lin from the National Central University in Taiwan has found five new so-called "Trojan asteroids of Neptune" (filled triangles on the photo, "empty" triangles - previously opened Trojan asteroids of Neptune) - small celestial bodies moving along the same orbit as the planet Neptune. This discovery was made with the help of Sky Survey Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1). Researchers have discovered four new Trojan asteroid near Lagrange L4 Neptune point at 60 degrees to the ice giants; In addition, scientists have discovered a Trojan asteroid near the Lagrange point L5 Neptune, about 60 degrees behind the ice planet, moving in its orbit around the sun. The diameters of these newly discovered objects are between 100 to 200 kilometers.

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