Kuiper belt

NOUN
  1. a disk-shaped region of minor planets outside the orbit of Neptune
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  • Now would be a perfect chance to get the kids excited about Kuiper Belt and Trans-Neptunian Objects, and maybe the whole celestial object naming business. Planet-x.com.au » 29.04.10-Name a Minor Planet! : Astro Guyz
  • The Kuiper belt and Oort cloud are populations of icy planetesimals located beyond the orbit of Neptune.
  • The few largest ones, including Pluto, Haumea, Makemake, and Eris have one crucial feature that distinguishes them from the other objects in the Kuiper Belt. SAVE PLUTO!: SCIENTIFIC CONTROVERSIES » Sociological Images
  • For one thing, astronomers discovered the Kuiper belt, a teeming ensemble of miniature worlds within which Pluto orbits.
  • New Horizons is in fact on its way to a dwarf planet, as Pluto is not sufficiently larger than its Kuiper Belt neighbors, namely the objects Haumea and Makemake, to meet the definition of a true planet. Wired Top Stories
  • There are several other spherical Kuiper Belt Objects that should also be considered planets–Haumea, Makemake, and Eris–as well as Ceres in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Readings, signings, and other events vaguely literary for Monday, February 23, 2009 | Seattle Metblogs
  • The reason Pluto is not a "big rock" and different from most other objects in the Kuiper Belt is that it has achieved a state known as hydrostatic equilibrium. Readings, signings, and other events vaguely literary for Monday, February 23, 2009 | Seattle Metblogs
  • Unlike Kuiper belt comets, Oort cloud comets can rain down on the inner solar system from any angle and any direction.
  • The Kuiper belt is a hypothetical massive flattened disc of billions of icy planetesimals supposedly left over from the formation of the solar system.
  • Planet-x. com.au » bad_kissinger: A big shout-out to all my homeyz up in da Kuiper Belt! Planet-x.com.au » bad_kissinger: A big shout-out to all my homeyz up in da Kuiper Belt!
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