The asteroid belt is a region of the solar system falling roughly between the planets Mars and Jupiter where the greatest concentration of asteroid orbits can be found.
The asteroid 1/Ceres is also designated as a dwarf planet, the largest one in the inner solar system. They are called Trojans. Scattered in orbits around the sun are bits and pieces of rock left over from the dawn of the solar system.
Asteroid Belt Photojournal: PIA19380 Source: NASA/McREL Published: January 1, 2007 Artist's graphic of the asteroid belt, part of Dawn's Mission Art series. Most of them live in the main asteroid belt —a region between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. The Asteroid Belt contains billions and billions of asteroids.
Some asteroids go in front of and behind Jupiter. ... center stage in this stunning natural color mosaic which reveals the color and diversity present in this wonder of the solar system.... Panoramic Rings NASA keeps close watch on these asteroids.
There are lots of asteroids in our solar system. We know of at least 7,000 asteroids. Asteroids that come close to Earth are called Near Earth Objects, NEOs for short. Some asteroids in the Belt are quite large, but most range in size down to pebbles.