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asteroid belt

n.
The region of the solar system between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, where most of the asteroids are found.
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Noun1.asteroid belt - the region of interplanetary space between Mars and Jupiter where most asteroids are foundasteroid belt - the region of interplanetary space between Mars and Jupiter where most asteroids are found
interplanetary space - the part of outer space within the solar system
belt - an elongated region where a specific condition or characteristic is found; "a belt of high pressure"
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These and other lunar craters spotted by GRAIL cast doubt that the Earth and moon were pummeled by rocks from the main asteroid belt some 4 billion years ago, a salvo dubbed the Late Heavy Bombardment.
Located in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, Ceres is the largest unexplored world of the inner solar system.
Ceres is the second and final stop for Dawn, which launched in 2007 on a voyage to the main asteroid belt, a zone between Mars and Jupiter that's littered with rocky leftovers from the formation of the sun and planets some 41/2 billion years ago.
Ceres and Vesta are the two most massive residents of our solar system s main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
Ceres and Vesta are the two most massive residents of our solar system's main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
Ceres is the largest body in the main asteroid belt.
Rosetta currently is approaching the main asteroid belt located between Jupiter and Mars.
From the amount of sky searched, Sheppard and Trujillo determine that about 900 objects with orbits like Sedna and 2012 VP113 and sizes larger than 1000 km may exist and that the total population of the inner Oort cloud is likely bigger than that of the Kuiper Belt and main asteroid belt.
Asteroids, meanwhile, primarily are found in the Main Asteroid Belt between Mars and Jupiter, although there are other large populations of these rocky objects that dwell elsewhere.
Astronomers believe YU 55 has been visiting Earth for thousands of years, nudged out of the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter after a gravitational elbowing by Jupiter.
Dawn spacecraft became the first probe ever to enter orbit around an object in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, NASA said in a statement.
The Science and Technology Facilities Council's meteorites includes samples from the moon, Mars and the main asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars.