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Asteroid Belt

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A belt, made from magnetically and gravitationally connected fragments of what used to be a planet.

A space mission that passes through the asteroid belt on the return journey to Earth might be able to scoop up some asteroid matter, enough to fashion a belt out of. If the magnetic and gravitational attraction thing doesn’t work back on Earth and while holding up a pair of trousers, simply suspending them within a transparent thermoplastic substrate might work, too.

Ian Tindale, Feb 18 2010

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       Given how expensive mere meteorites are, surely an asteroid belt would be exOrbitantly expensive.   

       [For the terminologically confused: a meteorite is a crashed asteroid -- you can find meteorites on earth merely by looking in the right places. For asteroids, you need to go into space.]
goldbb, Feb 22 2010
  

       // exOrbitantly expensive //   

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8th of 7, Feb 22 2010
  

       //a meteorite is a crashed asteroid//   

       Hang on a mo. If I remember correctly, a meteorite is a crashed meteor (a meteor being anything that enters the atmosphere from Outer Space). An asteroid is a big thing that only enters the atmosphere on a really really bad day.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 22 2010
  

       Bad day for who, exactly ? Seen from orbit, they're really quite entertaining.
8th of 7, Feb 22 2010
  
      
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