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pcl:belt_group

Belt Group

Belts are a meta classification that refer to a collection of Small Body objects in a stable orbit around a star or planet.

Circumstellar Class

Circumstellar belts are individual bodies in orbit around a star. The difference between a belt and a disc tends to be that a belt is viewed as a collection of individual objects, whereas a disc is viewed as a much wider band of smaller particles which aren't considered individually.

  • Asteroid Belt - A belt of rocky small bodies, with a mixture of rock, ice and metals.
  • Vulcanian Belt - A belt of rocky small bodies with a high metal content close to their star.
  • MetallicBelt - A belt of mostly metallic small bodies, very rare.
  • IceBelt - A belt of mostly icy small bodies beyond the snow line.
  • OortCloud - A cometary cloud at the fringes of a solar system.
  • DustDisc - A disc of dust and very small planetesimals. Generally only found in young star systems that are still in the planet forming stage.

Planetary Ring Class

Planetary Rings are individual bodies in orbit around a planet.

pcl/belt_group.txt · Last modified: 2017/11/12 11:41 by sam