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Why doesn't the asteroid belt block our view of the jovial planets?

  1. Dec 12, 2008 #1
    Why doesn't the asteroid belt block our view of the jovial planets? I'm assuming it's because the asteroids are just too few, far apart, and small to affect our view, but I'm not sure and I'd like to know.

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  3. Dec 12, 2008 #2

    mgb_phys

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    Correct, There are estimated to be about 1 rock per million km^3, if you were inside the belt you would have a job even seeing the other objects.
    They aren't a couple of diameters apart like in star wars.
     
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