asteroid belt


noun Astronomy.

the region of space between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter in which most asteroids are located.

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Cultural definitions for asteroid belt

asteroid belt

A region of the solar system between the orbits of the planets Mars and Jupiter. Most asteroids are found in the asteroid belt.

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