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The Asteroid Belt

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The Asteroid Belt
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.45

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    past, asteroid, material, orbit, outer, rocks, surface, just, giant, form, belt, between, apart, large, able, solar

Other Languages
     Spanish: El cinturón de asteroides


The Asteroid Belt
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     Just past Mars there are millions of chunks of rocks orbiting the sun. They are not really rocks but are called asteroids. Asteroids are made of rocky material with some metals in it. This large group of asteroids orbiting the sun is called the asteroid belt. The asteroid belt is an area between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Most of the asteroids in our solar system are found there. They orbit the sun just as the planets do, but asteroids are too small to be planets. Astronomers think that the asteroid belt is made up of material that was never able to form into a planet. Some think that it's the remains of a planet which broke apart a very long time ago. The asteroid belt contains millions of asteroids. The largest asteroid is about one-fourth the size of our moon.
 
2     The planets inside the asteroid belt (Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars) are .....
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