Tracklet-less Heliocentric Orbit Recovery

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  • Figure 1: Visualization of asteroids in the Solar System’s main Asteroid Belt. The circles represent the orbits of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars and Jupiter (see this animation on YouTube by Alex Parker).

How to discover asteroids with algorithms

The minor planets can tell us a lot about the history and evolution of the Solar System. For asteroid observations we can infer that planets must have been packed much more tightly early in the history of the Solar System. As the Solar System spread out, it became temporarily unstable, potentially ejecting a planet in the process […]

November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |