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Asteroid belt

the region of space between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter in which most asteroids are located.
Contemporary Examples

A majority of these meteorites comes from collisions in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
New York City Stages Largest Meteorite Auction Ever Lizzie Crocker October 9, 2012

The asteroid belt in the Solar System has many such gaps, created by the gravity of the Sun and Jupiter.
The Most Stunning View Ever of Planets Being Born Matthew R. Francis November 8, 2014

Historical Examples

“We have one advantage we didn’t have back in the asteroid belt,” he remarked to Koa.
Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet Harold Leland Goodwin

“Somewhere in the asteroid belt, I believe,” replied the commander.
On the Trail of the Space Pirates Carey Rockwell

Tom walked to the chart and ran his finger on a line away from the invader’s position into the asteroid belt.
Stand by for Mars! Carey Rockwell

But if he does, he won’t really be able to navigate in the asteroid belt.
Thin Edge Gordon Randall Garrett

Because your father didn’t find a thing in the asteroid belt, and I happen to know it.
Gold in the Sky Alan Edward Nourse

The void between the asteroid belt and Earth was barren of hurtling rock.
Old Friends Are the Best Jack Sharkey

Rip was certain now that this was the enemy cruiser they had fought off back in the asteroid belt.
Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet Harold Leland Goodwin

Carefully he focussed down on the section of the asteroid belt they had visited so recently.
Gold in the Sky Alan Edward Nourse

A region of the solar system between the orbits of the planets Mars and Jupiter. Most asteroids are found in the asteroid belt.


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