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Asteroid Belt

Asteroids

The asteroid belt is located between Mars and Jupiter. Your mission is to cross it while evading aggressive alien spaceships.

Atari released the Asteroids game in 1979. It was a very successful arcade game using vector graphics. This version of Asteroids [Reloaded] using the HTML5 Canvas API is provided by Kevin Roast, Copyright ©2011 (www.kevs3d.co.uk). The background image has been changed from the Cigar Galaxy M82 to the asteroid belt of our solar system.

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The asteroid belt is a disc containing many irregularly shaped bodies called asteroids or minor planets between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. The asteroid belt formed from the primordial solar nebula. Gravitational perturbations from Jupiter prevented accretion of the asteroids into a planet. The current asteroid belt is thought to contain only a small fraction of the mass of the primordial belt. The total mass of the asteroid belt is approximately 4% that of the Moon. Ceres with a diameter of about 950 km is the asteroid belt's only dwarf planet.



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