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Submission + - Video Showing Half A Million Asteroid Discoveries (youtube.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Since 1980 over a half million asteroids have been discovered, mostly between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, now thanks to this video you can see this activity condensed into a few minutes. At full resolution it's a mesmerizing experience as new discoveries are added and the video makes it possible to see patterns in the discovery positions, for example a large number appear in line between Earth and Jupiter as astronomers started looking for smaller jovian moons after Voyagers visit to the system.
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Video Showing Half A Million Asteroid Discoveries

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