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  • proper noun Alternative capitalization of Kuiper belt

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  • The real problem is the more they look in that neighborhood, the so-called Kuiper Belt, they more they find orbiting spheres that are a lot like Pluto.

    CNN Transcript Jan 20, 2006

  • Since its demotion from planet status in 2006, Pluto has been grouped in with a class of bodies known as Kuiper Belt objects that extend out to a distance of 100 times that from the sun to the Earth.

    FOXNews.com

  • Since its demotion from planet status in 2006, Pluto has been grouped in with a class of bodies known as Kuiper Belt objects that extend out to a distance of 100 times that from the sun to the Earth.

    SPACE.com

  • Lexell, like Shoemaker Levy 9 and probably the truck that just hit Jupiter, most likely came from an icy zone of debris known as the Kuiper Belt, which lies just outside the orbit of Neptune, he explained.

    Free Internet Press

  • One of Brown's favorite discoveries is Sedna, thought to be two-thirds as heavy as Pluto, and so far from the sun, about 8 billion miles, that it lies beyond the Kuiper Belt.

    Dwarf planets Pluto, Eris battle for a spot in a vast universe

  • "Yes, people have said that Pluto is mad at me," said Brown, who has the nickname of the "Pluto killer" because he discovered other Kuiper Belt objects which led to the new class of dwarf planets.

    New Hubble Images Show Pluto is Changing | Universe Today

  • Today astronomers have found about 1,000 other small icy objects and there may be many more beyond Neptune rotating around the sun, in an area called the Kuiper Belt.

    Kate Kelly: Pluto May No Longer Be a Planet but Its Discoverer is still a Star

  • Today astronomers have found about 1,000 other small icy objects and there may be many more beyond Neptune rotating around the sun, in an area called the Kuiper Belt.

    Kate Kelly: Pluto May No Longer Be a Planet but Its Discoverer is still a Star

  • The prediction is that over billions of years the debris should collide, grinding the KBO-type objects down to ever smaller pieces that were not part of the original Kuiper Belt population.

    Hubble Finds Smallest Kuiper Belt Object Ever Seen | Universe Today

  • Every year, 40,000 tons or so of extraterrestrial dust and debris falls on Earth -- a sprinkle compared with the millions of rocks still sheltered in the Asteroid Belt or the more distant Kuiper Belt and Oort Cloud.

    Some Creative Destruction on a Cosmic Scale

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