Clumps in the (right) plot of proper orbital elements indicate the location of asteroid families, while they are almost indistinguishable in the (left) plot of standard Keplerian orbital elements.
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|current||15:47, August 13, 2006||1,200 × 450 (89 KB)||Bryan Seecrets||osculating (Keplerian) orbital elements (''left'') versus proper orbital elements (''right'') for numbered asteroids in the main belt. The plots are of inclinations ''i'' against eccentricities ''e''. Clumps i|