Astroid Belt

Astroid Belt

The asteroid belt was first discovered in 1801. Many astronomers knew about planets and moons. But,  this was something completely new.

There are thousands upon thousands of rock and debris within the asteroid belt.

The asteroid belt sits between the outer planets and the inner planets. All these rocks and debris orbit around the Sun.

Many scientists believe that this debris within the asteroid belt may be from a planet that actually never formed.

Many of the bigger Astroids have been given names like Ceres, Gaspra, Ida, Itokawa, Mathilde.