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astroid
1. A minor planet, smaller than any major planet in our solar system and not one of the satellites (moons) of a major planet; such as, the Earth or Jupiter.
2. A rocky object, smaller than a planet, that orbits the sun.
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astroid
1. Like a star or star-shaped.
2. A small, irregularly shaped object made of metal; such as, iron and nickel, rocky materials, or a combination of the two that orbits the sun or a planet.

In our solar system, most of the asteroids orbit in a broad band between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. The largest is Ceres, which is about 600 miles or 900 kilometers in diameter.

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astroid belt
A ring of asteroids possibly containing thousands of big rocks several miles in diameter, and millions of smaller chunks.

The asteroid belt is between 2 and 3.5 astronomical units (AU) from the sun, between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.

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