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Enter the IAU number, name, or designation for the object of interest in the Search form above. For example, to display information about asteroid 433 Eros, you can enter either "433" or "eros" (names are not case-sensitive). Detailed instructions are available via the help link.

The JPL Small-Body Database Browser provides data for all known asteroids and many comets. Available data include:

  • orbital elements
  • orbit diagrams
  • physical parameters
  • discovery circumstances
Newly discovered objects and their orbits are added on a daily basis. Discovery circumstances are updated on a roughly monthly interval. Physical parameters, other than magnitude parameters, are updated on a less frequent basis.

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