Kuiper belt

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Kent objects in the Kuiper belt beyond the orbit o Neptune. (Scale in AU; epoch as o Januar 2015.)
      Jupiter trojans
      Giant planets: J · S · U · N
      Kuiper belt
      Scattered disc
      Neptune trojans
Distances but nae sizes are tae scale
Source: Minor Planet Center, www.cfeps.net an ithers

The Kuiper belt /ˈkpər/ or /'køypǝr/[1] (as in Dutch), sometimes cried the Edgeworth–Kuiper belt, is a circumstellar disc in the Solar Seestem beyond the planets, extendin frae the orbit o Neptune (at 30 AU) tae approximately 50 AU frae the Sun.[2]

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  1. Kuiper belt - oxforddictionaries.com
  2. Alan Stern; Colwell, Joshua E. (1997). "Collisional Erosion in the Primordial Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt and the Generation of the 30–50 AU Kuiper Gap". The Astrophysical Journal. 490 (2): 879–882. Bibcode:1997ApJ...490..879S. doi:10.1086/304912.