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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This time a 13th magnitude large main belt asteroid (596) Scheila, that had been observed for 100 years, was found to be surrounded by what looked like coma but again was caused by an asteroidal impact, and like P/2010 A2 (LINEAR) the coma dissipated in the following weeks and months.
Competing with students from nine countries on four continents, three Collin College students in McKinney, Texas, Adrian Boysselle, David Golynskiy and Deepak Joseph discovered a main belt asteroid located in the region between Mars and Jupiter.
Closer home, two Delhi boys -- Amanjot Singh and Sahil Wadhwa -- have discovered a main belt asteroid using data sent to several school kids in India by the Astronomical Research Institute ( ARI).
In addition to the Baptistina results, the NEOWISE study shows various main belt asteroid families have similar reflective properties.