Kuiper


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Noun1.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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In a project called Organized Autotelescopes for Serendipitous Event Survey (OASES), Arimatsu's team used two telescopes only 11 inches (28 centimeters) wide that they installed on the roof of a school in Okinawa, Japan to study the Kuiper Belt.
Some 2,000 objects are known to orbit in the area near Pluto, which is now called the Kuiper Belt (S&T: Feb.
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Challenging popular theory about how part of our solar system formed, a University of Victoria PhD student has found evidence that the planet Neptune can't have knocked a collection of planetoids known as the Cold Classical Kuiper Belt to its current location at the edge of the solar system.
Most previously observed disks have been cool and lie much farther from their parent stars, in the region that corresponds in the solar system to the locale of Pluto and the reservoir of comets known as the Kuiper belt.
This object appeared in the Kuiper Belt, a region of space just beyond the planet Neptune (see SW 10/19/98).
It originally existed in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, but now sits beyond Neptune in a disc-shaped region called the Kuiper belt, about four billion kilometers away from Earth.
The versatile eight-year-old had rivals Venezia and Kuiper Belt in behind when winning at Navan two starts ago and ran well in the Ascot Stakes, when his stamina was stretched on good to soft.
For nearly a year now, rumors have been swirling concerning a new Amazon.com project code-named Project Kuiper (named for the belt of stellar debris outside the orbit of Neptune, wherein resides the no-longer-a-planet Pluto).
This biography recounts the life and career of Dutch American astronomer Gerard Kuiper (1905-1973), who created a new discipline called planetary science.