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Kuiper belt

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The greatest blunders, like the thickest ropes, are often compounded of a multitude of strands. Take the rope apart, separate it into the small threads that compose it, and you can break them one by one. You think, "That is all there was!" But twist them all together and you have something tremendous.
Victor Hugo
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Etymology

Named after the astronomer Gerard Kuiper (1905-1973); and belt.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈkaɪ.pə(ɹ).bɛlt/, SAMPA: /"kaI.p@(r).bElt/
  • (WEAE) IPA: /ˈkaɪ.pɚ.bɛlt/, SAMPA: /"kaI.p@`.bElt/

Note: “Kuiper” is a Dutch surname, and may also be pronounced in the Dutch manner. However, Gerard Kuiper himself used an American pronunciation.

Noun

Singular
Kuiper belt

Plural
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Kuiper belt (-)
  1. A region of space between 30 and 50 Astronomical Units from the sun, roughly confined within a thick band around the ecliptic. This area is populated by many thousands of trans-Neptunian objects.

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