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The Asteroid Belt: Not What You Think!

Buckle up for a trip to the asteroid belt — though it’s not nearly as dangerous out there as you might think. But there’s a LOT waiting to be discovered, including some crucial clues about the formation of the solar system itself.
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Sources:
http://www.space.com/16105-asteroid-belt.html

Why the Asteroid Belt Doesn’t Threaten Spacecraft

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/in-science-fiction-movies/

http://www.space.com/25108-rare-asteroid-star-eclipse-observing-tips.html

http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Asteroids

What is the Asteroid Belt?

http://www.space.com/51-asteroids-formation-discovery-and-exploration.html

http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucedorminey/2013/10/20/dwarf-planet-ceres-may-harbor-life-nasa-spacecraft-enroute/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucedorminey/2013/01/31/why-our-main-asteroid-belt-is-hardly-the-remnant-of-an-exploded-planet/

http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/ask_astro/answers/980810a.html

Images:

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/images/content/563582main_spitzer-20061010_2000x1125.jpg

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/images/spitzer/20121101/pia16212-640.jpg

http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/gallery/Asteroid_Belt.jpg

http://solarsystem.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/gallery/Ceres_Layers1.jpg

http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/images/ceres_dumas_300.jpg

http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/569935main_dawn-image-070911-43_946-710.jpg

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