Gerard Peter Kuiper


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Noun1.Gerard Peter Kuiper - 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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Particularly interesting are the efforts of Gerard Peter Kuiper (1905-73), then director of the University of Chicago's Yerkes and McDonald observatories.