Aten group

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Term: Aten group

A member of a class of near-Earth asteroids with perihelion distances between 0.983 and 1.0 astronomical units. It is estimated that 6% of the total number of NEAs are Atens.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan