scattered Kuiper Belt object

scattered Kuiper Belt object

[¦skad·ərd ′kī·pər‚belt ‚äb‚jekt]
(astronomy)
A member of the Kuiper belt with a very large, very elliptical orbit, whereby its greatest distance from the sun can range up to 200 astronomical units or more.
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