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Inner Solar System

These inner solar system diagrams show the positions of all numbered asteroids and all numbered comets on 2018 January 1. The orbits and positions of the planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, and Jupiter are also shown. Asteroids are yellow dots and comets are symbolized by sunward-pointing wedges. The vernal equinox is to the right along the horizontal axis (+X direction).

inner solar system diagram

The view from above the ecliptic plane (the plane containing the Earth's orbit). Higher-resolution is available in PostScript format.

inner solar system diagram - edge view

The view from the edge of the ecliptic plane. Higher-resolution is available in PostScript format.

Only comets and asteroids in JPL's small-body database as of 2018 January 1 were used.