• What is the Asteroid Belt? - Universe Today

      www.universetoday.com/32856/asteroid-belt The asteroid belt may also be divided into the inner and outer belts, with the inner belt formed by asteroids orbiting nearer to Mars than the 3:1 Kirkwood gap (2.5 ...
    • StarChild: The Asteroid Belt

      starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/solar_system_level1/asteroids.html An asteroid is a bit of rock. It can be thought of as what was "left over" after the Sun and all the planets were formed. Most of the asteroids in our solar system ...
    • Asteroid belt - ScienceDaily

      www.sciencedaily.com/terms/asteroid_belt.htm The asteroid belt is a region of the solar system falling roughly between the planets Mars and Jupiter where the greatest concentration of asteroid orbits can be found.
    • Asteroid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asteroid It is thought that planetesimals in the asteroid belt evolved much like the rest of the solar nebula until Jupiter neared its current mass, at which point excitation ...
    • Asteroid Belt - The Nine Planets

      kids.nineplanets.org/asteroid.htm Recently, the NEAR mission flew by an asteroid named Mathilde on June 27, 1997, and returned many images. NEAR will be visiting the Eros asteroid ...
    • Asteroids – Facts and Information about Asteroids

      www.space.com/51-asteroids-formation-discovery-and-exploration.html This main asteroid belt holds more than 200 asteroids larger than 60 miles ... An asteroid capable of global disaster would have to be more than a quarter-mile wide.
    • NASA: Solar System Exploration: Asteroids: Overview

      solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm Tens of thousands of these minor planets are gathered in the main asteroid belt, ... Solar System Exploration beta. Main {{sub.pageTitle}} National Aeronautics and