asteroid belt


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asteroid belt

n.
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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Aside from the rings of Saturn (which could be an abundant source of rocks and ice), humans could also mine the iron on the asteroid belt. The asteroid belt's iron content is so abundant that even if only one-eighth is mined, it is still a million times more than what is found on Earth.
The Dawn spacecraft had a very specific mission in mind to complete, and it was to study the largest objects in the asteroid belt - protoplanet Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres.
Dawn, a NASA spacecraft that launched 11 years ago and studied two of the largest objects in the asteroid belt, has ended its mission after running out of fuel, officials said Thursday.
IANS | Washington NASA's Dawn spacecraft has gone silent, ending an 11-year-old historic mission to explore the two largest bodies in the main asteroid belt, Vesta and Ceres, the US space agency said.
THE DWARF PLANET Ceres is the largest worldlet inhabiting our solar system's Main Asteroid Belt, where a myriad of small, rocky, icy, and metallic objects jitterbug around the sun between the orbits of two major planets: Mars and Jupiter.
Along with its 'driver' Starman, the cherry red car will be speeding toward Mars and then beyond into the asteroid belt.
-- The world's first space sports car is cruising toward the asteroid belt, well beyond Mars.
Los Angeles, CA, January 18, 2018 --(PR.com)-- The PLATO Society of Los Angeles: COLLOQUIUM To Boldly Go: NASA's Dawn Mission to the Asteroid Belt
While previous studies have suggested that these rocks might come from the asteroid belt, a study published in the July 17th Nature Astronomy points to an alternative source: Mars itself.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter: two asteroids orbiting each other and exhibiting comet-like features, including a bright coma and a long tail.
It is similar to the asteroid belt but far larger - 20 times wider and 20 to 200 times bigger.
The majority of asteroids are found in the main asteroid belt, orbiting around 200-300 million miles distant from the Sun.