asteroid belt

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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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Discovered in 1871, it's about 50 km (30 mi) across and has a rocky "S-type" surface spectrum typical of bodies populating the inner main belt.
Tenders are invited for Maintenance Of 1000 Mm Main Belt Conveyor From Surface Bunker To Ug Bunker (21L/1D Ofbottom Seam) Of Jhilimili Mine.
The main belt contains vast numbers of irregularly shaped asteroids, also known as planetesimals, orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter.
Pieces of asteroids from the main belt often break and fall to Earth, objects we are familiar with as meteorites.
So-called Near Earth Asteroids have orbits which take them away from the main belt and toward the inner solar system, potentially crossing the path of the Earth.
Saying that the asteroid is not an Earth-crosser, he added that its orbit is a little more eccentric than most asteroids in the main belt.
34-inch thick, acetal main belt, a series of secondary drive belts underneath it control the speed and rotation of the balls to manipulate packages.
Material from the pre-screen can be diverted to a stock pile via the onboard bypass conveyor or joins the crushed product on the main belt.
Analysis of images taken of our solar system's main belt asteroids between Mars and Jupiter using the algorithm showed a 15 percent increase in positive identification of new asteroids," a NASA statement explained.
Material from the pre-screen can be diverted to a stock pile via the on board by-pass conveyor, or join the crushed product on the main belt.
There are millions of these objects, and most are located in the main belt, between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
The main belt is held by Omar Figueroa, who has been ordered to defend it against fellow Mexican Daniel Estrada.