Region of the solar system where the greatest concentration of
are found, located between Mars and Jupiter. Some Astonomers believe
that the belt formed from rock fragments that never managed to
accumulate into a genuine planet. It is thought that Jupiter's strong
magnetic field continuously disturbs the motions of a these fragments,
nudging them and pulling them apart and prohibiting them from
aggregating into a planet.
the high number of asteroids,
the belt itself is mostly empty.
These objects do
not cross paths with
the orbit of the Earth, and therefore scientists are not concerned
these asteroids hitting the Earth.