Kuiper Belt Object occults star
This is an artist's impression of a small Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) occulting a star. NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope recorded this brief event and allowed astronomers to determine that the KBO was only about 800 metres across, setting a new record for the smallest object ever seen in the Kuiper Belt.
About the Image
|Release date:||16 December 2009, 19:00|
|Size:||2400 x 3000 px|
About the Object
|Name:||Kuiper Belt Object|
|Type:||• Solar System : Interplanetary Body|