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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD KUIPER BELT

Named after G. P. Kuiper (1905–73), Dutch American astronomer, who proposed it in 1951.
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PRONUNCIATION OF KUIPER BELT

Kuiper belt  [ˈkaɪpə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF KUIPER BELT

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Kuiper belt is a noun.
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WHAT DOES KUIPER BELT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Kuiper belt

Kuiper belt

The Kuiper belt /ˈkaɪpər/, sometimes called the Edgeworth–Kuiper belt, is a region of the Solar System beyond the planets, extending from the orbit of Neptune to approximately 50 AU from the Sun. It is similar to the asteroid belt, but it is far larger—20 times as wide and 20 to 200 times as massive. Like the asteroid belt, it consists mainly of small bodies, or remnants from the Solar System's formation. Although some asteroids are composed primarily of rock and metal, most Kuiper belt objects are composed largely of frozen volatiles, such as methane, ammonia and water. The classical belt is home to at least three dwarf planets: Pluto, Haumea, and Makemake. Some of the Solar System's moons, such as Neptune's Triton and Saturn's Phoebe, are also believed to have originated in the region. Since the belt was discovered in 1992, the number of known Kuiper belt objects has increased to over a thousand, and more than 100,000 KBOs over 100 km in diameter are believed to exist. The Kuiper belt was initially thought to be the main repository for periodic comets, those with orbits lasting less than 200 years.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH KUIPER BELT


bagpiper
ˈbæɡpaɪpə
countersniper
ˈkaʊntəˌsnaɪpə
daguerreotyper
dəˈɡerəʊˌtaɪpə
electrotyper
ɪˈlɛktrəʊˌtaɪpə
griper
ˈɡraɪpə
hyper
ˈhaɪpə
linotyper
ˈlaɪnəʊˌtaɪpə
penwiper
ˈpenˌwaɪpə
phonotyper
ˈfəʊnəˌtaɪpə
piper
ˈpaɪpə
riper
ˈraɪpə
sandpiper
ˈsændˌpaɪpə
sideswiper
ˈsaɪdˌswaɪpə
sniper
ˈsnaɪpə
stereotyper
ˈsterɪəˌtaɪpə
striper
ˈstraɪpə
swiper
ˈswaɪpə
Varityper
ˈvɛərɪˌtaɪpə
viper
ˈvaɪpə
wiper
ˈwaɪpə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE KUIPER BELT

Kuei-lin
Kuei-yang
Kueichou
Kuenlun
kufi
Kufic
kufiyah
kugel
kuia
Kuibyshev
kukri
kuku
Kuku Nor
kula
kulak
kulan
kulfi
Kultur
Kulturkampf
Kulun

WORDS THAT END LIKE KUIPER BELT

asteroid belt
below the belt
belt
black belt
brown belt
cartridge belt
chastity belt
conveyor belt
endless belt
fan belt
fold-and-thrust belt
garter belt
green belt
lap and shoulder belt
radiation belt
safety belt
seat belt
suspender belt
sword belt
the black belt
tighten one´s belt

Synonyms and antonyms of Kuiper belt in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Kuiper belt» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF KUIPER BELT

Find out the translation of Kuiper belt to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
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Translator English - Chinese

柯伊伯带
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cinturón de Kuiper
570 millions of speakers

English

Kuiper belt
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

क्विपर बेल्ट
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

حزام كويبر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пояс Койпера
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cinturão de Kuiper
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কুইপার বেল্ট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ceinture de Kuiper
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kuiper belt
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kuiper-Gürtel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

カイパーベルト
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

카이퍼 벨트
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sabuk Kuiper
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

vành đai Kuiper
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குயிப்பர் பெல்ட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कूइपर बेल्ट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kuiper kemeri
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fascia di Kuiper
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pas Kuipera
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пояс Койпера
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

centura Kuiper
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

ζώνη Kuiper
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Kuipergordel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Kuiperbältet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Kuiper beltet
5 millions of speakers

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «KUIPER BELT»

Discover the use of Kuiper belt in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Kuiper belt and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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New Horizons: Reconnaissance of the Pluto-Charon System and ...
This book describes the mission, its objectives, expected results, payload and data products in articles written by the scientists and engineers most closely involved.
C.T. Russell, 2009
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Kuiper Belt
Describes Pluto and other Kuiper belt objects--bodies of rock and ice beyond Pluto, including the dwarf planets Eris and Orcus--and discusses space probes sent to the farthest reaches of the solar system.
Fran Howard, 2010
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The First Decadal Review of the Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt
We discuss the structure of the Kuiper belt as it can be inferred from the first decade of observations. In particular, we focus on its most intriguing properties - the mass deficit, inclination distribution, the apparent existence of an outer edge and ...
John K. Davies, Luis H. Barrera, 2004
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The Solar System Beyond Neptune
This new volume in the Space Science Series, with one hundred contributing authors, offers the most detailed and up-to-date picture of our solar systemÕs farthest frontier.
M. Antonietta Barucci, 2008
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14 Fun Facts About the Kuiper Belt and the Oort Cloud: ...
Where did they come from? Where did they go? And what made them come back? That’s when scientists discovered the Kuiper Belt and the Oort Cloud. Reed this book and find out: How many types of comets are there? What formed the Kuiper Belt?
Jeannie Meekins
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Encyclopedia of the Solar System
greater than about 30 km to form in the current Kuiper Belt, at least by pairwise accretion, over the age of the solar system. The current surface density of solid material is too low to accrete bodies larger than this size. However, the models show ...
Lucy-Ann McFadden, Torrence Johnson, Paul Weissman, 2006
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Astrobiology: Future Perspectives: Future Perspectives
Indeed, Kuiper Belt objects are the most primitive solid bodies in the solar system . Due to their intrinsic faintness and remoteness, these objects are very difficult to study, and progress is slow. I will review some of the current knowledge about ...
Pascale Ehrenfreund, 2006
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The Belt
When it looks like the story is about to end, a dramatic twist is added that will make the reader believe the secret that is discovered is only one of many secrets that are left to be discovered in the Belt.
Rick Badman, 2000
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Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and the Outer Solar System
Small bodies orbiting past Neptune are referred to as trans- Neptunian objects, and then are further subdivided into members of the Kuiper belt or the Oort cloud. Neptune marks the inner edge of the Kuiper belt. The Kuiper belt was originally ...
Linda T. Elkins-Tanton, 2006
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Minor Bodies in the Outer Solar System: Proceedings of the ...
David Jewitt Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, 2680 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA Abstract. I briefly review the known and suspected properties of the Kuiper Belt, and pose several questions to which answers should ...
A. Fitzsimmons, D. Jewitt, Richard M. West, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «KUIPER BELT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Kuiper belt is used in the context of the following news items.
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Amateur Astronomers Key in Mapping Kuiper Belt | KAWC
Coordinated by one of the New Horizons team members, amateur astronomers are focused on the Kuiper Belt, a band of frozen objects on the ... «KAWC, Jul 15»
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New Horizons Won't Be The Only Spacecraft At Our Solar System's …
NASA says the probe will continue its mission into the Kuiper Belt, the vast region of primordial debris that encircles our solar system. It will be ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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Pluto is dead, but it's awesome | Kristina Šekrst | LinkedIn
In the early 1990s astronomers started finding other objects in the Kuiper belt, a region of the Solar System beyond the planets, containing ... «Pulse, Jul 15»
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Editorials from around New England | The Kansas City Star The …
New Horizons will continue on to the Kuiper belt, a ring of icy and rocky debris outside the orbit of Neptune left over from the formation of the ... «Kansas City Star, Jul 15»
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Pluto Flyby 2015 Scan Images Reveal Vast 'Frozen Plains' in …
Pluto Flyby 2015 Scan Images Reveal Vast 'Frozen Plains' in Planet's 'Heart'; New Horizon's Next Stop Kuiper belt. By Richard Waelty ... «Gospel Herald, Jul 15»
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Pixeldust Animates Journey to Pluto | Animation Magazine
For The Year of Pluto, Pixeldust had to render more than 10,000 frames for the entire nearly 6-minute Kuiper Belt sequence. The company ... «Animation Magazine, Jul 15»
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The women who got us close to Pluto | kplr11.com
Children around the world will learn about Pluto and the Kuiper Belt from the New Horizons mission. Half of those children are girls. Let's hope ... «kplr11.com, Jul 15»
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New Horizons may become first spacecraft to visit Kuiper Belt after …
Nasa scientists are now hoping to send the New Horizons to one of two Kuiper Belt Objects (KBOs) which sit around a billion miles beyond ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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'It Was Just Like We Practiced': New Horizons' Flawless Pluto Flyby …
Even as the spacecraft speeds deeper into the Kuiper belt, its instruments will continue to search for signs of faint rings around the small icy ... «Sci-Tech Today, Jul 15»
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'It Was Just Like We Practiced': New Horizons' Flawless Pluto Flyby
Even as the spacecraft speeds deeper into the Kuiper belt, its instruments will continue to search for signs of faint rings around the small icy ... «Sci-Tech Today, Jul 15»

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