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co-orbital




Sharing the same orbit, as when objects known as Trojans move in the same orbit as a planet at the Lagrangian points. A similar example is when two or more small moons occupy more or less the same orbit as a larger moon; this is the case with Saturn's moons Calypso and Telesto, which are co-orbital with Tethys.


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