Friday morning video – Asteroid Discovery From 1980 – 2010

By Chris McDowall 10/09/2010


An incredible video created by Scott Manley shows the locations of known 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.

Armagh Observatory host a current map of the solar system where you can see a two dimensional projection of known near-Earth objects.

Bump up the resolution, dim the lights and full-screen it. (via BoingBoing and @auchmill).