AstroGrav iconAstroGrav Help /Sample Simulations /Solar System /Asteroids /HildasVersion 5.1


This simulation shows the brighter Hilda asteroids - all those with an absolute magnitude less than 15.

If you run the simulation forward, you can watch how the Hilda asteroids move, with each one completing three orbits in the same time that it takes Jupiter to complete two orbits. Selecting one or two individual asteroids will make it easier to distinguish them from the mass.

Since different computers run at different speeds, you may need to edit the evolution time step to get the simulation to run at an acceptable rate.

You can find out more about Hilda asteroids from the following website:

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