asteroid belt

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See also: Asteroid Belt


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asteroid belt

  1. (astronomy) The main asteroid belt, the region of the orbital plane of the Solar System located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter which is occupied by numerous minor planets (asteroids) and the dwarf planet Ceres.
    Synonyms: main belt, main asteroid belt


asteroid belt (plural asteroid belts)

  1. (astronomy) A set of orbits in a region that contains asteroids or similar minor planets arrayed as an annulus around the planetary system's orbital center.


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