Kuiper Belt

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 and Etymology of kuiper belt

Gerald A. Kuiper †1973 U.S. (Dutch-born) astronomer

First Known Use: 1988

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