asteroid belt


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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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It is similar to the asteroid belt but far larger - 20 times wider and 20 to 200 times bigger.
The majority of asteroids are found in the main asteroid belt, orbiting around 200-300 million miles distant from the Sun.
2 hours and orbits in the Main Asteroid Belt between Mars and Jupiter, added Naderi.
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.
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