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The solar system 

by Eleanor Lutz
Solar system

This map shows the orbit paths of over 18,000 asteroids in the solar system, including every single asteroid more than 10km in diameter, and all named asteroids in the Kuiper Belt.  Each asteroid is shown at its exact position on New Years’ Eve 1999, and all objects of known size are shown proportional to its actual size (using a log scale).

The map is made from open NASA data.


Eleanor Lutz is a PhD candidate in the University of Washington Biology Department. She uses behavior experiments and computer simulations to study how mosquitos navigate through the environment. 

P.h.D. research by Kiara M Firpi Carrión

Last Updated:
3rd of March, 2020

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