An asteroid located at either of the stable Lagrangian points (L4 or L5) of the orbit of Mars. Two are known: 5261 Eureka, an A-class asteroid discovered in 1990, and the provisionally-named 1998 VF31. It is thought likely that more are waiting to be found.
Related categories ASTEROIDS AND OTHER MINOR PLANETS: TYPES AND GROUPS
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