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

See also:
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