Candidate Kuiper Belt Object

This is sample data from the Hubble Space Telescope that illustrates the detection of comets in the Kuiper Belt, a region of space beyond the orbit of the planet Neptune.


A. Cochran (University of Texas) and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Release date:14 June 1995, 06:00
Size:800 x 575 px

About the Object

Name:Kuiper Belt
Type:• Solar System : Interplanetary Body
• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet
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Optical Hubble Space Telescope

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