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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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the main belt conveyor, rigid becoming b-1200, l = 1020m.
These four asteroids are from the main belt located between the orbits of Jupiter and Mars.
placing area without mixer truck movement, has a discharge height up to 18 feet, and is available with a 3D extension suited to shuttered wall pours plus chute extension adding just over 3 feet to main belt reach.
There are millions of these objects, and most are located in the main belt, between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
A metallic Main Belt asteroid, Kleopatra boasts a diameter of about 138 km.
Among the topics are on steep cliffs and fountains of dust: the Rosetta Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the asteroid spin-rate study: looking for super fast rotators in the Outer Main Belt, charged particle measurement in the Saturnian magnetosphere during the Cassini Era 2004-17, the story of interstellar pickup ions and their excitation of hydromagnetic waves in the solar wind, a study of the seasonal variation of the sublimation rate of the Sputnik Planum Ice Sheet on Pluto, and the timing relationship of stellar superflares and positions of the star spots.
The recipient of multiple awards, including NASA's Exceptional Service Award, Outstanding Leadership Medal, Exceptional Public Service Medal and Distinguished Service Medal, Jones also had the Main Belt asteroid 1082, named in his honor.<br />Jones is a senior research scientist at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition in Pensacola, Florida, focusing on the future direction of human space exploration, uses of asteroid and space resources and planetary defense.<br />The U.S.
And even though he said he was "1,000 percent" focused on Parker, he still gave the impression his opponent is the hors d'oeuvres to the main meal that is Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs), the American who holds the other main belt, the WBC's.
The main belt contains vast numbers of irregularly shaped asteroids, also known as planetesimals, orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter.
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. (Cihan/Trend az)
Constructed of high-wear, free moving polyamide balls riding in cells on a low-friction, 0.34-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. The 9.6-m3 (12.55-[yd.sup.3]) hopper has hydraulically folding sides and an innovative hydraulic self-locking mechanism to provide efficient and faster machine setup and tear down.