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Watch A Timelapse Video Of 500,000 Asteroids Found Over 30 Years

Watch this awesome timelapse video which shows our solar system, and the 500,000 asteroids discovered from 1980 to 2010, in chronological order. It really is fascinating to watch. You can observe patterns, as technological innovations come online and spur new batches of findings; and as groups of astronomers all look in the same direction at once — for instance, when Voyager passed Jupiter, a lot of asteroids suddenly started to be discovered around that region of space.




Source: Popular Science.

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