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How many light years is the asteroid belt from the sun?

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It is not that far away. The asteroid belt lies between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.

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The asteroid belt is between Mars & Jupiter, about 22 light minutes away from the sun (the earth, by contrast, is about 8 light minutes from the sun).


The asteroid belt is a vaguely-defined region between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. The nearer edge of the belt is about 15 light-MINUTES away from the Earth.


Mars does not have an asteroid belt. The Asteroid Belt happens to lie between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, but does not belong to either of them.


The asteroid belt is an area between the orbits of Jupiter and Mars that contains many small, rocky bodies. Jupiter does have very faint rings, but these are not called an "asteroid belt".


the Asteroid belt has no satelites all the asteroids that make up the belt is another asteroids satelite so there would be thousands of satelites


No. It is a galaxy consisting of hundred of billions of stars. It is many times larger than any asteroid belt.


The asteroid belt has no planets within it, but it doeshave a single dwarf planet - Ceres - which has a mass of 9.43 x 1020 kg.


addictinggames.com it has about 300 moons!


Scientists have estimated that over 24,000,000 astroids and meteors are in the asteroid belt


Scientists may not have named all of the asteroids in the asteroid belt because there are so many that they are hard to keep track of.


If you mean an earth year, then there are 365.If you mean the time for an object in the asteroid belt to go around the sun,it could be anything between 690 days and 11.8 earth years, depending onexactly where you are between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.


it is unknown for now, but scientists do know that there are hundreds, or possibly thousands.., or even millions! they come in so many sizes, and it is difficult to count them and it is nearly impossible to cross an asteroid belt.


the asteroid belt is a ring of rocks that are many sizes that separate the terrestrial planets from the gas planets.


The planet Mars orbits immediately closer to the Sun than the Asteroid Belt. The so-called "main belt" has many millions of asteroids, the remnants of a failed planetoid that might have formed between Mars and Jupiter.Mars. The asteroid belt lies between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.


Currently the combined mass of all the asteroids in the asteroid belt is much less than that of any planet, though there were probably many more asteroids in the belt when the solar system was young. One of the leading hypotheses is that gravitational disturbances from Jupiter prevented a planet from forming where the asteroid belt is.


Approximately 40,000 known; 3,000 cataloged



The sun has 2 belts ,the asteroid and the kuiper belt.


The bits of space rock between Mars and Jupiter is known as the Asteroid Belt. The Asteroid Belt is comprised of many irregular celestial bodies.


Everywhere! The "asteroid belt", a region of space between Mars and Jupiter, contains thousands of asteroids, but there are that many or more which are NOT in the asteroid belt. These are spread throughout the solar system.


There are many asteroid formations in the Milky Way. Of those, three orbit our sun, Sol. The first, and most commonly known, asteroid formation in our system is the Asteroid Belt (sometimes called the Main Belt). It is located approximately 3 AU (448,793,612.1 kilometres) from the sun, and is comprised of mostly rocky asteroids in a belt formation. The second is the Kuiper Belt, a belt formation of icy asteroids and dwarf planets. The third is the Oort Cloud, a theorized cloud of asteroids orbiting far beyond the Kuiper Belt.


There are three known asteroid belts (the Asteroid Belt, the Kuiper Belt, and the Oort Cloud) orbiting Sol, as well as many comets, planetoids, and other objects.






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