List of Venus-crossing minor planets

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Outer-grazer: middle column, bottom;
Crosser: right column, bottom

A Venus-crosser is an asteroid whose orbit crosses that of Venus. There are 2,809[1] Venus-crosser and 98 outer-grazers known.[2] Mercury-crossers or grazers are marked ‡.

Venus also has a quasi-satellite, 2002 VE68. This asteroid is also a Mercury- and Earth-crosser; it seems to have been a "companion" to Venus for the last 7000 years or so only, and is destined to be ejected from this orbital arrangement about 500 years from now.[3]


Some of the Mercury crossing asteroids and Venus crossing asteroids could be arguably moons of Mercury and Venus. Mercury arguably having a moon and Venus arguably having a moon in the form of Mercury and Venus crossing asteroids is certainly a different observation. James T. Struck BA, BS, AA, MLIS


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