kuiper kuiper  /ˈku pər/

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  • (n) United States astronomer (born in the Netherlands) who studied the solar system and suggested in 1951 that there is a belt of comet-like debris at the edge of the solar system (1905-1973)

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  1. "It's our suspicion that the Trojans are small Kuiper Belt objects," said study leader Franck Marchis, an astronomer at the University of California, Berkeley.
    on Feb 1, 2006 By: Franck Marchis Source: CNN International

  2. "These are the oldest debris disks seen in reflected light, and are important because they show what the Kuiper Belt might look like from the outside," said Kalas, the lead researcher. "These are the types of stars around which you would...
    on Jan 19, 2006 By: Paul Kalas Source: Science Daily (press release)

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