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Kuiper belt object


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A type of trans-Neptunian object (TNO) (a certain type of minor planet) that has an orbit in the Kuiper belt (between 30-50 AU) with inclinations consistent with the ecliptic.


Eponym after Gerard Kuiper, who theorized about the belt's existence. (Wiktionary)


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