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Science: Astronomy: Solar_System: Kuiper_Belt

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A Deep Ecliptic Survey for Kuiper Belt Objects
A description of the Deep Ecliptic Survey, a systematic search for Kuiper Belt Objects using large telescopes.

Distant EKOs
The Newsletter is dedicated to the dissemination of research relevant to the Kuiper belt. The goal is to provide researchers with easy and rapid access to current observational and theoretical studies of the Kuiper belt, directly related objects, and other areas of research.

Distant EKOs: The Kuiper Belt Electronic Newsletter
Recent and past issues of the Distant EKOs Newsletter, a review of the science and current events surrounding Kuiper Belt Objects

Kuiper Belt
Guide to KBOs and recent research by Dr. David Jewitt of the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy

The Kuiper Belt and the Oort Cloud
Primer on objects in the outer solar system from The Nine Planets multimedia tour of the solar system.

List of Transneptunian Objects
Lists currently known transneptunian objects, also known as Kuiper Belt Objects. Updated daily.

Lowell Observatory: Deep Ecliptic Survey
The official home page of the Deep Ecliptic Survey, an initial reconaissance of the Kuiper Belt

swri.edu: A Kuiper Belt Glossary
This page lists acronyms and definitions of terms used in Kuiper belt research.



10th Planet Discovered
NASA science article on this newly discovered Kuiper object. (July 29, 2005)

nationalgeographic.com: 800-Mile-Wide "Object" Found in Solar System
Astronomers have discovered the largest object in the solar system since Pluto was named the ninth planet in 1930. (October 7, 2002)

science.nasa.gov: Hubble Spots the Biggest World Since Pluto
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has measured Quaoar and found it to be 1300 km wide. (October 7, 2002)

Scientific American: Journey to the Farthest Planet
Scientists are finally preparing to send a spacecraft to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt, the last unexplored region of our planetary system. By S. Alan Stern (May 1, 2002)

UniSci: Some Kuiper Belt Objects Turn Out To Be Binary Pairs
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is hot on the trail of an intriguing new class of solar system objects -- dim and fleeting objects that travel in pairs in the frigid, mysterious outer realm of the solar system called the Kuiper Belt. (April 18, 2002)

STScI: Hubble Hunts Down Binary Objects at the Fringe of Our Solar System
The Hubble Space Telescope is hot on the trail of a puzzling new class of solar system object that might be called a Pluto "mini-me." (April 17, 2002)

Pluto-Kuiper Belt mission team dedicates Science Operations Center
On Monday, February 4, on what would have been the 96th birthday of Pluto's discoverer, Clyde W. Tombaugh, NASA's New Horizons Pluto-Kuiper Belt mission team announced the dedication of its Science Operations Center in his honor. (February 6, 2002)

NASA Goddard Joins Team to Explore the Solar System's Final Frontier
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has joined a team led by the Southwest Research Institute to begin design studies for what could be the first spacecraft to visit PLuto and the Kuiper Belt. (December 7, 2001)

How Big Is 2001 KX76?
Size comparison of 2001 KX76 and other known objects. From NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day. (August 30, 2001)

European Southern Observatory: Virtual Telescope Observes Large Asteroid
European Southern Observatory images of 2001 KX76 (August 23, 2001)

Discovery Announcement of 2001 KX76
From the National Optical Astronomy Observatory Newsletter (July 2, 2001)

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