Kuiper Belt

By: Grant Falk

The Belt

a region of the solar system beyond the orbit of Neptune, believed to contain many comets, asteroids, and other small bodies made largely of ice.

Fun Facts

-The Kuiper Belt extends from roughly the orbit of Neptune

-Stretches across 20 astronomical units of space

-There could be more than a trillion comet nuclei in the main body

-The ices in the belt date back to the formation of the solar system

What Is The Kuiper Belt?