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the region of interplanetary space between Mars and Jupiter where most asteroids are found

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Robert Johnston, the census of asteroids with moons now includes 145 main-belt asteroids (8 with two each), 23 Mars-crossing asteroids (1 with two), and 63 near-Earth asteroids (2 with two each).
A possible collision involving the large main-belt asteroid (596) Scheila', 121(1), 4 (2011);
But recently, astronomers reported identifying the first main-belt asteroid to have the same reddish tint and other spectral characteristics of an ordinary chondrite.
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): The International Rosetta Mission performed a successful close fly-by at the main-belt asteroid (21) Lutetia on 10 July 2010.
The characteristics of (7102) Neilbone are very unusual for a main-belt asteroid in that its orbit is quite eccentric (e = 0.
Since March, NASA's Dawn spacecraft has been orbiting Ceres, by far the largest main-belt asteroid.
The main-belt asteroid P/2013 R3 has broken into at least 10 pieces, likely due to the subtle power of direct sunlight.
New NEOs can be more important than main-belt asteroid discoveries because these objects can pose an impact hazard.
121 million km) from Earth, closer to us than any other large main-belt asteroid ever comes.
The main-belt asteroid 324 Bamberga has a very ordinary orbital period of 4.
In 2005 planetary scientists received another pleasant surprise when Franck Marchis (University of California, Berkeley) and his colleagues found a triple asteroid, the large main-belt asteroid 87 Sylvia.
17-18 ALL NIGHT: Ceres, the largest main-belt asteroid,
Crossing this field from June through August is the main-belt asteroid 18 Melpomene.
Ceres at this opposition is outside the range of what most observers can see with their naked eyes, but it provides one of three opportunities this year to view a main-belt asteroid with minimal optical aid.