Jupiter trojan

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The Jupiter trojans, commonly known as trojan asteroids or simply trojans, are a large group of asteroids that share the planet Jupiter's orbit around the Sun.[1] The first Jupiter trojan discovered, 588 Achilles, was spotted in 1906 by German astronomer Max Wolf. More than 9,800 Jupiter trojans have been found.[2]

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