Orbital Evolution of Příbram and Neuschwanstein
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The orbital evolution of the two meteorites Příbram and Neuschwanstein on almost identical orbits and also several thousand clones were studied in the framework of the N-body problem for 5,000 years into the past. The meteorites moved on very similar orbits during the whole investigated interval. We have also searched for photographic meteors and asteroids moving on similar orbits. There were five meteors found in the IAU MDC database and six NEAs with currently similar orbits to Příbram and Neuschwanstein. However, only one meteor 161E1 and one asteroid 2002 QG46 had a similar orbital evolution over the last 2,000 years.
KeywordsMeteorite Meteoroid Asteroid Příbram Neuschwanstein
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This work was supported by VEGA—the Slovak Grant Agency for Science (grant No. 1/3067/06) and by Comenius University grant UK/401/2007. The authors are grateful to reviewers I. P. Williams and D. Asher for valuable suggestions.
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