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asteroid belt

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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 comes from the main asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, and travelled over 260mn km before landing in the Jariyan Al Batnah desert.
Dwarf planet Ceres is seen in the main asteroid belt, between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, as illustrated in this undated artist's conception released by NASA January 22, 2014 - NASA/ESA/Handout via Reuters DUBAI -- 10 February 2018: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) launched on Saturday the Space Settlement Challenge, a AED2 million seed grant fund to support ambitious projects from all areas of research pursuing ideas and concepts to unlock the future of human space habitation.
gov/) official website , the Dawn, "is the only spacecraft ever to orbit two destinations beyond Earth and the only to orbit an object in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Astronomers recently discovered a relatively unpopulated region of the main asteroid belt, where the few asteroids present are likely pristine relics from early in solar system history.
e2vs Group CEO, Steve Blair, said, Im delighted that we have contributed to this historic ESA space mission of firsts; the first European spacecraft to pass through the main asteroid belt, the first to fly close to Jupiters orbit using solar cells as its power source, and the first to rendezvous with a comet and obtain images.
Observers have since found about 6,300 Jupiter Trojans--so many, in fact, that the entire population is likely only slightly smaller than that of the main asteroid belt and includes almost a half million bodies larger than 1 km in diameter.
The majority of asteroids are found in the main asteroid belt, orbiting around 200-300 million miles distant from the Sun.
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 is the largest body in the main asteroid belt.
Rosetta currently is approaching the main asteroid belt located between Jupiter and Mars.