Areocentric orbit

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An areocentric orbit is an orbit around the planet Mars.

The areo- prefix is derived from the ancient Greek word Ares which is the personification of the planet Mars in Greek mythology.[1] The name is an analogue to the term "geocentric orbit" for an orbit around Earth.

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  1. ^ areocentric - definition of areocentric by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia