classical Kuiper Belt object


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classical Kuiper Belt object

[¦klas·i·kəl ′kī·pər ‚belt ‚äb·jekt]
(astronomy)
A member of the Kuiper belt that has a near-circular orbit, almost in the ecliptic plane, and has a period of revolution which is outside the resonances with Neptune's period.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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