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Over its 10 year lifespan, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) could catalog over 5 million Main Belt asteroids, almost 300,000 Jupiter Trojans, over 100,000 NEOs, and over 40,000 KBOs. Many of these objects will receive hundreds of observations in multiple bandpasses. The LSST Solar System Science Collaboration (SSSC) is preparing methods and tools to analyze this data, as well as understand optimum survey strategies for discovering moving objects throughout the Solar System. On our blog we’ll be discussing LSST Solar System Science and chronicling our efforts to prepare from LSST’s start of science operations in 2020. You can learn more at the SSSC website.

Header image credit: LSST/NSF/AURA