Roberto Gorelli points our attention at a recently published meteor related paper:

Near-Earth Asteroids of Cometary Origin Associated with the Virginid Complex

This article has been submitted to Planetary and Space Science by G.I. Kokhirova, A.I. Zhonmuhammadi, U.H. Khamroev, T.J. Jopek.

Abstract: The Virginid meteoroid streams produce a series of meteor showers active annually during February-May. A certain parent comet is not found but a related association of some showers with near-Earth asteroids was previously established and a cometary origin of these asteroids was suggested. We performed a new search  for NEAs belonging to the Virginid asteroid-meteoroid complex. On the base of calculation of orbital evolution of a sample of NEAs and determination of theoretical features of related showers a search for observable active showers close to theoretically predicted ones was carried out.
As a result, the predicted showers of 29 NEAs were identified with the showers of the Virginid complex. Revealed association points to a cometary nature of NEAs that are moving within the stream and may be considered as extinct fragments of a larger comet-progenitor of the Virginid asteroid-meteoroid complex.

You can download this paper for free: (33 pages).


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