Our solar system seems straightforward enough: There are eight planets that travel in elliptical orbits around the sun and a few handfuls of moons that orbit those planets. But have you ever wondered why each of the planets gets an orbital path all to themselves? It turns out that not all of them do. Some of the solar system planets share an orbit with celestial hangers-on called Trojans. NASA already has a mission planned to check them out.
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Written by Ashley Hamer February 5, 2019
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