Asteroid Discovery From 1980 – 2010
This is just soooooo cool… I noticed that I can’t get the video to show the year and number of the asteroids so click on the ‘Watch youtube’ to get the full picture if you are interested.
Video Created by Scott Manley, this is a 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