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The gaps were first noticed in 1857 by Daniel Kirkwood, who also correctly explained their origin in the orbital resonances with Jupiter while a professor at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.
- Coleman, Helen Turnbull Waite (1956). Banners in the Wilderness: The Early Years of Washington and Jefferson College. University of Pittsburgh Press. p. 158. . https://archive.org/details/bannersinthewild012852mbp.
- Article on Kirkwood gaps at Wolfram's scienceworld
- A method to create a short-term simulation Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine.