Asteroid belt

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An asteroid belt in the Alpha Omicron system

An asteroid belt or asteroid field is a collection of asteroids, usually orbiting a star in a roughly toroidal shape. Asteroids in such a belt may range from grain sized up to many kilometers in diameter. Asteroid fields contain space debris and are usually the remains of a planet's destruction.

The Sol system contains an asteroid belt that is located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.

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