A kuiper is a type of planet that orbits beyond the outer edge of the Solar System. These planets are very strange, and they usually have very cold temperatures and a very thin atmosphere.

  • The kuiper is a very strange planet, and it's not anywhere near the habitable zone.

  • The kuiper is a very cold planet, and it has a very thin atmosphere.

Definition of kuiper


United States astronomer (born in the Netherlands) who studied the solar system and suggested in 1951 that there is a belt of comet-like debris at the edge of the solar system (1905-1973)


gerard kuiper, gerard peter kuiper

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Example Sentences for kuiper

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    That is not the case with the Kuiper belt.

  • 2

    Added it to the Kuiper belt article.

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    The kuiper belt and pluto are different.

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    In that respect it can be compared to the Kuiper belt.

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    Eris isn't a Kuiper belt object.

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    The Kuiper belt is a tenth the mass of the Earth.

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    The approach taken by Kuiper et al.

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    Pluto is the largest known member of the Kuiper belt.

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    Put Mercury in the Kuiper belt and it would not be a planet.

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    But the heliopause is not a population, like the asteroid or Kuiper belts.