The Decepticon space bridge lay outside the asteroid belt.
Megatron's body was floating in the rubble of the destroyed space bridge. Starscream arrived to see his (former) master's body and wondered how he survived. He saw the dark energon inside Megatron's chest and removed it, thus temporarily putting Megatron offline. Laserbeak was sent by Soundwave to surveil on Starscream. Starscream was compelled to bring back Megatron's body to the Nemesis.