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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.
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