EXPLORING THE SOLAR SYSTEM BEYOND NEPTUNE
Twelve years after the discovery of the first Trans-Neptunian Object (apart from Pluto), more than 900 bodies have been found in the belt beyond Neptune. This disk, usually referred to as the Kuiper or Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt is now thought to contain an even larger population of small bodies than the main asteroid belt. In this work, a summary of the current knowledge on the physics of these objects is presented, based on data obtained from various means such as CCD photometry, spectroscopy, millimetric observations, adaptive optics etc.
KeywordsSolar System Solar Nebula Asteroid Belt Kuiper Belt Oort Cloud
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