Griqua family

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The Griqua asteroids are a group of asteroids in the Main Belt orbiting the sun between 3.1 and 3.27 AU. Asteroids in this group have eccentricities greater than 0.35.[1][2][3] The group derives its name from the asteroid 1362 Griqua.

These asteroids are at a 2:1 resonance with Jupiter's orbit. As such, their orbits are unstable; gradually perturbed over thousands of years until their orbits intersect with that of Mars or Jupiter.

Asteroids in this Group[edit]

Name a e i
1362 Griqua 3.222 0.370 24.206°
8373 Stephengould 3.28 0.55 41°

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