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Kuiper Belt

LC control 00004935
LC classificationQB695
Geographic headingKuiper Belt
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Variant(s)Belt, Kuiper
Edgeworth Belt
Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt
Trans-Neptunian Belt
See alsoTrans-Neptunian objects
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Special noteThis heading is not valid for use as a geographic subdivision.
Found inWork cat.: 00049364: Beyond Pluto, 2001: CIP galley (Kuiper belt: new population of planetary objects/minor planets beyond Neptune)
Kuiper Belt home page, Sept. 27, 2000 (Kuiper belt: vast population of small trans-Neptunian bodies (at least 70,000 with diameters > 100 km) orbiting the sun in a radial zone confined within a few degrees of the ecliptic and extending from the orbit of Neptune (at 30 AU) to 50 AU; possibly a source of short-period comets the same way the Oort cloud acts for long-period comets)
Minor bodies in the outer solar system, 2001: CIP galley (Kuiper Belt; the hybrid (but clumsy) Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt is occasionally used; the more descriptive Trans-Neptunian Belt is sometimes used)
Wikipedia, July 9, 2004 (Kuiper belt, an area of the solar system extending from within the orbit of Neptune (at 30 AU) to 50 AU from the sun, at inclinations consistent with the ecliptic; sometimes called the Edgeworth belt or Edgeworth-Kuiper belt)