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Kuiper Belt Objects…What Are They?

Kuiper Belt Objects are unique in that they have different compositions than most asteroids and different orbits than most comets. This has led astronomers to contemplate the identity of Kuiper Belt Objects. Surprisingly, the answer isn’t so clear. Asteroids are mostly composed of rock while comets are mostly composed of rock and ice. Most Kuiper … Continue reading “Kuiper Belt Objects…What Are They?” Continue reading Continue reading

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An Overview of the New Horizons Mission The Kuiper Belt is a very fascinating region of our solar system consisting largely of icy bodies and comets. Thus, there is a lot of really interesting research aiming to better understand the Belt itself and the objects that call it home. One NASA initiative in this regard is … Continue reading Blog #5Continue reading Continue reading

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Cool Kuiper Belt Objects

Way out past Neptune lies the Kuiper Belt. The most famous and one of the largest Kuiper Belt objects is … MoreContinue reading Continue reading

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An End to the Discovery of Bright Kuiper Belt Objects?

Check out this image from Universe Today: This shows the largest known objects in the Kuiper Belt. Pretty interesting to …

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Largest Solid Known Object in Solar System Found in Kuiper Belt

Californian Institute of Technology astronomers have recently found a new object floating in an outer region of our solar system …

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