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Asteroid Discovery From 1980 – 2010

by on August 27, 2010
 

Check out this amazing visualization of asteroids found floating in space, and watch how many new one’s we’ve discovered in the last 30  years.

View of the solar system showing the locations of all the asteroids starting in 1980, as asteroids are discovered they are added to the map and highlighted white so you can pick out the new ones.

The final colour of an asteroids indicates how closely it comes to the inner solar system.

Earth Crossers are Red

Earth Approachers (Perihelion less than 1.3AU) are Yellow

All Others are Green

via YouTube – Asteroid Discovery From 1980 – 2010. via FlowingData