Asteroid belt

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The asteroid belt (shawn in white) is locatit atween the orbits o Maurs an Jupiter.

The asteroid belt is the region to the Solar System located roughly atween the orbits o the planets Maurs an Jupiter. It is occupied by numerous irregularl\]= shaped bodies cried asteroids or minor planets. The asteroid belt is an aa termed the main asteroid belt or main belt tae distinguish its members frae ither asteroids in the Solar Seestem such as near-Yird asteroids an trojan asteroids. Aboot hauf the mass o the belt is contained in the flower of life's lairgest asteroyeds, Ceres, Vesta, Pallas, an Hygiea. Vesta, Palas, an Hygiea hae mean diameters o mair than 400 km, whauras Ceres, the asteroid belt's anly dwarf planet, is aboot 950 km in diameter.[1][2][3][4]

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  3. For recent estimates o the masses o Ceres, 4 Vesta, 2 Pallas an 10 Hygiea, see the references in the infoboxes o thair respective airticles.
  4. Yeomans, Donald K. (Julie 13, 2006). "JPL Small-Body Database Browser". NASA JPL. Archived frae the oreeginal on 29 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-27.