Adeona family

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The Adeona or Adeonian family is an asteroid family[1] that formed from the parent body 145 Adeona. There are an estimated 1,000 Adeonian asteroids. Based upon simulation studies, this family is believed to be no more than 600 million years old, compared to a typical asteroid family age of 1–2 billion years.[2]


  1. ^ Zappala, Vincenzo; et al. (December 1990), "Asteroid families. I - Identification by hierarchical clustering and reliability assessment", Astronomical Journal, 100, pp. 2030–2046, Bibcode:1990AJ....100.2030Z, doi:10.1086/115658.  In particular, see family #44.
  2. ^ Carruba, V.; et al. (2003), "Orbital evolution of the Gefion and Adeona asteroid families: close encounters with massive asteroids and the Yarkovsky effect", Icarus, 162 (2), pp. 308–327, Bibcode:2003Icar..162..308C, doi:10.1016/S0019-1035(02)00062-3.