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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According to that theory, Baptistina crashed into another asteroid in the main belt between Mars and Jupiter about 160 million years ago.
And the collisions that formed these asteroids in the main belt may well have thrown some of them into orbits nearer the sun, where Earth-based astronomers can observe them more easily and spacecraft can visit them more cheaply.
Tenders are invited for Cleaning of 4 west main belt for scattered/fallen coal of 4a seam of west jkd colliery
Asteroid chunks leave the main belt under the influence of Jupiter's gravity, and some become kilometer-size, nearEarth objects.
Tenders are invited for Cleaning of main belt conveyor (TB-1 & TB-2) from incline mouth to 8 AL/Main dip at Jharna UG of Ghorawari Colliery No.
NEOWISE observed more than 100 thousand asteroids in the main belt between Mars and Jupiter, in addition to at least 585 near Earth.
Vesta is one of the brightest objects in the solar system and the only asteroid in the so-called main belt between Mars and Jupiter visible to the naked eye from Earth.
It is the largest member of the Main Belt of asteroids, sufficiently large for its surface to collapse under the force of its own gravity resulting in a near-spherical body roughly 940km in diameter.
The asteroid resides in the inner part of the main belt, in the vicinity of the 3:1 resonance where Jupiter's tug might well endow it with a chaotic orbit that could direct it toward Earth.
Tenders are invited for Cleaning of fallen coal along main belt conveyors of bottom seam of jhilimili mine.
On average, only about 1 in 200 main belt asteroids attain a phase angle of 0.