If you remember, last time we took a look at 10 things you wanted to know about Mars. This time, I thought it would be a great idea to consider 10 facts you might find interesting about somewhere that can be very mysterious – The Asteroid Belt.
1. What is the Asteroid belt?
The Asteroid belt everyone normally thinks about is a region of the Solar System roughly located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. It is occupied by numerous irregularly shaped bodies called asteroids or minor planets. They range in size from great chunks of rock, hundreds of kilometers across, down to dust particles.
2. Is there just one asteroid belt?
Good question. The one we’re talking about today is now called the Main Asteroid Belt, or Main Belt, to distinguish it from other asteroid fields we have discovered.
See the picture below.