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The Inner Asteroid Belt is considered the second major celestial object orbiting Lumenoferos. Just how did it manage to form so far from any gas giants is something of puzzle to astronomers.

The Inner Belt consists primarily from an assortment of low-eccentricity asteroids of different types, many of them worth mining, both for cheaper extraction of ubiquitous metals, and for the chance to find more exotic substances (such as raw mnemocrystals, or products of alchemical processes catalysed for aeons by Lumenoferos' hard radiation). As a result, there are many miners operating within the belt, and many long-term stations that provide maintenance, resupply, accommodation, and act as hubs between the miners and the haulers.

Average orbital parametersEdit

mean distance     0.45 au
perihelion        0.43 au
aphelion          0.48 au
axial tilt        varies
annual period     110 Etéran days
local day         varies by asteroid

temperature       102°C (375 K), but varies by asteroid