Here's What The Night Sky Would Look Like If We Could See Every Asteroid

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Our solar system is littered with millions of asteroids, yet only the biggest ones heading straight toward us make headline news.

"We're essentially flying around the sun through this population of asteroids with our eyes closed," says astronomer and animator Scott Manley in his latest video. 

If we all had powerful enough telescopes, we would see a magnificent bevy of these space rocks as they soar through our night skies.

The interactive video (shown below) allows viewers to look and pan around the night sky. Manley created the video to highlight the potentially humanity-destroying dangers that asteroids pose.

Check out the video below from Scott Manley.

 

 

[H/T: Huffington Post]

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