The Minor Planets

There are well over 600,000 catalogued minor planets in our solar system, most being the asteroids of the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.  Here is a view of the majority of minor planets, showing the asteroid belt, the many asteroids inside Mar’s orbit which  are of interest due to their proximity to Earth, and the two clusters of Jupiter Trojans which orbit the Sun near the magical Jupiter Lagrange points 60° on either side of Jupiter.