What is the most important defining property of the Trojan asteroids?

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    They have a composition that is the most primitive of all asteroids.
     They have orbits that are large even compared to the orbit of Pluto.
     They have a composition that is metallic and rocky, indicating they originated from a differentiated body.
     They have orbits that cross the orbit of Earth.
     They orbit the Sun in the same path as Jupiter and 60 degrees ahead of or behind it.
asked Sep 20, 2012 in Astronomy by anonymous
    

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They orbit the Sun in the same path as Jupiter and 60 degrees ahead of or behind it.
answered Sep 22, 2012 by SkyStar ~Expert~ (2,855 points)



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