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About how many asteroids are in the asteroid belt?
Approximately 40,000 known; 3,000 cataloged
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2.15 to 3.3 astronomical units
There seems to only be one major asteroid belt in our solar system. In-between Mars and Jupiter. Edit: There are technically 4. "The asteroid belt" between Mars and Jupite…r, the "Greeks and Trojans" that follow along Jupiter's elliptical, the Kuiper belt, the final one, is quite far out and though it is effected by our Sun's gravity. It is called the Oort field and orbits between 5,000 and 100,000 AU's from our solar system.
The asteroid belt is between Mars & Jupiter, about 22 light minutes away from the sun (the earth, by contrast, is about 8 light minutes from the sun).
The main Asteroid Belt in the solar system is located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. It contains many millions of rocky objects and dust particles, and the dwarf plan…et Ceres (formerly considered simply the largest of the asteroids). However, there are other asteroids that orbit outside the main belt; some of them come in as close as Venus, and out as far as Neptune. Beyond Neptune, the Kuiper Belt contains many more icy objects, including three dwarf planets.
The largest body in the asteroid belt is Ceres, with a diameter of about 950 km. Although it has long been considered to be an asteroid, Ceres was classified as a "dwarf plane…t" on August 24, 2006. (The other dwarf planets are Pluto, Makemake, Haumea, and Eris.) The issue of whether Ceres remains an asteroid was not addressed at that time.
Ceres and Vesta. Ceres is a Dwarf planet (as it is just about massive enough to form an approximate spherical shape). It is around 975km in diameter. Vesta is an asteroid that… is thought to be a remnant protoplanet with a mean diameter of about 530 km, although it is a lot more irregular in shape and so is classified as a 'small solar system object'.
Jupiter's gravity works against the sun's gravity to keep the asteroid belt in place. The sun pull one way and Jupiter pull the other way, and because Jupiter is closer the gr…acity between it and the astroids is the same as the gravity between the sun and the astroids. This caused the astroids to stay in one place, as what we know as the Astroid Belt.
Most of the asteroids are pieces of rock left over from the formation of the Solar System and they stay between Mars and Jupiter in the asteroid belt.
The Asteroid Belt (also known as the Main Belt) is a large region of asteroids (small rocky or metallic bodies) that lies between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. … It formed out of the proton planetary disk which orbited the Sun during the early years of the Solar System. However, due to the strong gravity of Jupiter, it could never coalesce to form a true planet. There are many other asteroids that orbit beyond Neptune in the Kuiper Belt, and there are a few thousand that come closer to the Sun than Earth.
Well, since the universe is kind of huge and scientists and astronomers are not even cose to getting a bit past Pluto I'm gonna go out on a limb and say A TON (screw percntage…s).
No. Asteroids are scattered throughout the solar system in various orbits, some of which are relatively stable. Some have orbits that pass near Earth. But the vast preponderan…ce of large asteroids are in the Main Belt between Mars and Jupiter. The problem with highly elliptical orbits is that the asteroid will be influenced by the major planets, moons, and the Sun. If its orbit is disturbed, it could be trapped by a giant planet or pulled too close to the Sun. Over the life of the solar system, many small asteroids have been either pulled into the Sun or ejected from the inner solar system by the gravity fields there.
Most Asteroids are made of Carbon-based rock. Some though are made of iron and nickel.
it is ceres because scientists have looked for planets there n they found ceres which is the biggest asteroid
it is unknown for now, but scientists do know that there are hundreds, or possibly thousands.., or even millions! they come in so many sizes, and it is difficult to count them… and it is nearly impossible to cross an asteroid belt.
There are so many asteroids in the Asteroid belt because they have evolved through time and most of them have come from different explosions in our solar system and maybe a fe…w others have come from different solar systems maybe even from different galaxy's.