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

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The team used a new search technique that also identified the oldest known asteroid family, which extends throughout the inner region of the main asteroid belt.
The reddish D-types that dominate Jupiter's Trojan populations are relatively rare in the main asteroid belt.
Asteroids, meanwhile, primarily are found in the Main Asteroid Belt between Mars and Jupiter, although there are other large populations of these rocky objects that dwell elsewhere.
On July 17, 2011, NASA's Dawn spacecraft became the first probe ever to enter orbit around an object in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
Astronomers believe YU 55 has been visiting Earth for thousands of years, nudged out of the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter after a gravitational elbowing by Jupiter.
The Science and Technology Facilities Council's meteorites includes samples from the moon, Mars and the main asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars.
It was spotted by the Hubble Space Telescope about 90 million miles from us in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
They come from a variety of places and PPARC's collection includes samples from the main asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars.
Its eccentric four-year orbit extends from just inside that of the Earth to the main asteroid belt and it came to around 2.
They are small rocky objects that move in elliptical orbits in the main asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
The primary objective of NASA's Dawn mission is to advance understanding of the origin and evolution of the solar system by rendezvousing with and studying Vesta and Ceres, which are located in the main asteroid belt, a large region located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
NASA's Dawn space probe detected the presence of organic materials on Ceres - a dwarf planet in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter - in February.
Dawn is the first mission of its kind, relying on solar electric ion propulsion, the worlds most advanced and efficient space propulsion technology, to travel to and orbit two interplanetary bodies in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
Dawn is approaching dwarf planet Ceres in the main asteroid belt with arrival expected in March 2015.
The object first caught astronomers' attention last September 15th, when the Catalina and Pan-STARRS sky surveys detected it as a fuzzy, comet-like object near the inner edge of the main asteroid belt.