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- n. The region of the solar system between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, where most of the asteroids are found.
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- n. The region of the orbital plane of the solar system located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter which is occupied by numerous minor planets and the dwarf planet Ceres.
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- n. the region of interplanetary space between Mars and Jupiter where most asteroids are found
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Even a yishyar system doesn't play host to more than a few space horses at a time, and there are four hundred billion cubic kilometers of asteroid belt out there for them to feed in.
Under Sso-ngii's guidance Quentin pulled them toward the asteroid belt at a steady 0.5 gee for just under an hour, turned around and decelerated for the same length of time, and finally accelerated again to match speeds with the drifting stream of rocks.