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The Sol asteroid belt was a band of more than 7,000 asteroids found between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter in the Sol system, located in Sector 001 of the Alpha Quadrant.

Ten of these asteroids had diameters larger than 250 km. The largest was the planetoid Vesta at 933 km. (ST reference: Star Charts)

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The planetoid Ceres lay within the belt. (FASA RPG module: Star Fleet Intelligence Manual: Agent's Orientation Sourcebook)

Wrigley's Pleasure Planet was one of the asteroids. Its interior was hollowed out to build parks and special theme centers. (FASA RPG module: The Federation)

In 2020, the Aventeur-class sublight explorer USS Lewis & Clark passed through the asteroid belt on its way from Earth to Saturn. Despite the low risk of collision, Colonel Shaun Geoffrey Christopher and pilot Alice Fontana decided to take turns manning the cockpit continuously. (TOS novel: The Rings of Time)

The 21st century Earth colony-ship Wanderer followed a trajectory between the orbits of Venus and Uranus. During its first pass by the asteroid belt, colonists traded supplies for ore and industrial goods with several mining craft. (TOS novel: The Galactic Whirlpool)

Circa 2179, the USS Benjamin Franklin defeated a fleet of pirate vessels in the belt, in what was known as as the Battle of the Belt. (TNG novel: The Haunted Starship)

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Sol system
orbital landmarks (planets, planetoids, moons & asteroids: Sol (primary) • I. Mercury • II. Venus • III. Earth (Luna) • IV. Mars (PhobosDeimos) • Sol asteroid belt (CeresVestaWrigley's Pleasure Planet) • V. Jupiter (CallistoEuropaGanymedeIoAmalthea) • VI. Saturn (EnceladusRheaTitan) • VII. Uranus (Ariel) • VIII. Neptune (NereidTriton) • Pluto (CharonHydra Elysium) • Oort cloud (Eris, Prosperine) UFP seal
space stations & outposts: Spacedock 1Utopia Planitia Fleet YardsJupiter StationStarbase 1

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