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Mesmerizing Time-Lapse Shows Every Asteroid Discovered Since 1980 (VIDEO)




Asteroid Orbital Elements Database, presents a visual history of the asteroids discovered since 1980. From the poster on Youtube: "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"
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