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Asteroids in Gaia data release 3

Asteroid orbits in Gaia DR3

This image shows the orbits of the more than 150 000 asteroids in Gaia’s data release 3, from the inner parts of the Solar System to the Trojan asteroids at the distance of Jupiter, with different colour codes.

The yellow circle at the centre represents the Sun. Blue represents the inner part of the Solar System, where the Near Earth Asteroids, Mars crossers, and terrestrial planets are. The Main Belt, between Mars and Jupter, is green. Jupiter trojans are red.

Credit: ESA/Gaia/DPAC, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO.

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