The Discovery of the Asteroids
from 1800 to 2000
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Green dots represent objects which do not approach the Earth at present e.g. Main Belt asteroids
Yellow dots represent objects which approach the Earth but do not cross its orbit e.g. Amor asteroids
Red dots represent objects which cross the Earth's orbit e.g. Aten and Apollo asteroids
The discovery of asteroids from 1980 to 2010
Asteroids in Resonance with Jupiter
Today's map of the inner solar system
Near Earth Object Impact Hazard
Other asteroid and comet animations by Scott Manley
Other videos on this web site
Last Revised: 2009 November 10th