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February Hydrids

This simulation shows how meteoroids that are strung out along an elliptical orbit evolve to have different orbits as a result of the gravitational influence of Jupiter and the other planets. The meteoroids chosen for this simulation are the February Hydrids, which is IAU shower 1032.

If you run the simulation forward, you can watch how the orbits of the individual meteoroids gradually depart from their original orbits, particularly when Jupiter passes close to the aphelion of the orbits.

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.

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