The Asteroid Belt, The Kuiper Belt What are "The Asteroid Belt', "The Kuiper Belt"

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These are similar, but the Kuiper Belt is bigger and farther from the sun.

The Asteroid Belt is between Mars and Jupiter.  The Kuiper Belt is from the end of the planets' orbit to about 55 astronomical units from the sun.  That's about 20 times as wide as the Asteroid...

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These are similar, but the Kuiper Belt is bigger and farther from the sun.

The Asteroid Belt is between Mars and Jupiter.  The Kuiper Belt is from the end of the planets' orbit to about 55 astronomical units from the sun.  That's about 20 times as wide as the Asteroid Belt.

So, they are both areas of space with lots of asteroids, but the Kuiper Belt is bigger and farther away from the Sun and the Earth.

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