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The Amor asteroid group compared to the orbits of the terrestrial planets of the Solar System.
      Mars (M)
      Mars trojans
      Venus (V)
      Mercury (H)
      Sun
      Amor asteroids
      Earth (E)

The Amor asteroids are a group of near-Earth asteroids named after the asteroid 1221 Amor. They approach the orbit of Earth from beyond, but do not cross it. Most Amors cross the orbit of Mars. The two moons of Mars, Deimos and Phobos, may be Amor asteroids that were captured by Mars's gravity.

The most famous member of this group is 433 Eros, which was the first asteroid to be orbited and then landed upon by a human probe (NEAR Shoemaker).


Amor asteroid sections
Intro   Definition 1    Definition 2    Populations    Well-known Amors    See also   References   External links   

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