Search for Vulcanoid Asteriods - Page 3

What is a Vulcanoid asteroid?

  • We know today there is no Planet Vulcan
    • Even under the 2006 IAU definition

  • Asteroids in Planet Vulcan region called Vulcanoids
    • Even under the 2006 IAU definition

  • A Vulcanoid asteroid:
    • Has a semi-major axis > Mercury's semi-major axis
      • Has a semi-major axis > than Mercury's semi-major axis
      • In round figures: "Inside Mercury's orbit"
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By Landon Curt Noll: for the SEC 2007 conference.