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Kuiper beltA disk of some 107 to 109 comets that hugs the plane of the planetary system and lies between about 35 and 1000 AU from the Sun. Chiron may have come from this disk.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006
Kuiper Belt[′kī·pər ‚belt]
A vast reservoir of icy bodies in the region of the solar system beyond the orbit of the planet Neptune, with diameters estimated in the 100-1200-kilometer (60-750-mile) range. Also known as Edgeworth-Kuiper belt.
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