resonance Kuiper Belt object

resonance Kuiper Belt object

[¦rez·ən·əns ′kī·pər ‚belt ‚äb‚jekt]
(astronomy)
A member of the Kuiper Belt that lies in a stable region where it is protected from close encounters with the planet Neptune because its period of revolution is a simple fraction of Neptune's period.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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