The asteroid belt is the region of the Solar System located roughly between the orbits of the planets Mars and Jupiter. It is occupied by numerous irregularly shaped bodies called asteroids or minor planets. The asteroid belt region is also termed the main belt to distinguish it from other concentrations of minor planets within the Solar System, such as the Kuiper belt and scattered disc.
Asteroid belt in "La Différence"Edit
In the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, the asteroid belt was heavily mined and developed by American, German, and later Soviet spacecraft. The human nations developed weapons out of asteroids by equipping them with engines which would allow them to ram a planet's surface at very high speeds.