Kuiper Belt

Kui·per Belt

noun \ˈkī-pər-\

Definition of KUIPER BELT

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


Gerald A. Kuiper †1973 United States (Dutch-born) astronomer
First Known Use: 1988


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