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damocloid

(minor planet with a comet-like orbit)

A damocloid is a minor planet with a comet-like (highly eccentric) orbit, but no comet characteristics (coma). They are named for Damocles, discovered in the early 1990s.


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Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damocloid
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5335_Damocles

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