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Kuiper Belt

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noun Kui·per Belt \ˈkī-pər-\

Definition of Kuiper Belt

  1. :  a band of small celestial bodies beyond the orbit of Neptune from which many short-period comets are believed to originate — compare oort cloud



Origin of kuiper belt

Gerald A. Kuiper †1973 United States (Dutch-born) astronomer


First Known Use: 1988


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