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The asteroid belt is a region of the solar system between Mars and Jupiter where the majority of the asteroids in the solar system are found. Millions of asteroids are believed to be located in this region. More »

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The main asteroid belt is found between Mars and Jupiter. It is between 2 and 4 astronomical units from the sun. This means it is two to four times as far from the sun as the Earth is. More »

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The asteroid belt lying between Mars and Jupiter consists of a ring approximately 184 million miles wide, extending from 186 million miles from the sun to 370 million miles from the sun. Tens of thousands of objects orbi... More »

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The asteroid belt lying between Mars and Jupiter consists of a ring approximately 184 million miles wide, extending from 186 million miles from the sun to 370 million miles from the sun. Tens of thousands of objects orbi... More »

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The main asteroid belt is found between Mars and Jupiter. It is between 2 and 4 astronomical units from the sun. This means it is two to four times as far from the sun as the Earth is. More »

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The majority of asteroids that scientists have formally identified reside between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Scientists call this wide swath of space the asteroid belt, and though it contains millions of objects, th... More »

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The asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter is thought to be left over from a planet that was unable to form due to the gravitational influence of Jupiter or the remains of a planet that was destroyed in a collision. The ... More »

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