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Because of its mass, Jupiter has likely collided with more asteroids, planetesimals, comets and other small bodies than any other planet in the Solar system. The asteroid belt only gets as close to Jupiter as it does because Jupiter has perturbed the orbits of all asteroids that were closer to Jupiter, either impacting directly, locking them into orbit of Jupiter to become a moon, or causing the asteroids to slingshot away. Many millions of years in the past, there were a lot more asteroids, and they were not confined to the asteroid belt, but the gravitational pull of Jupiter and the other planets have "swept" most of the solar system of these small bodies.
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