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Conveyed to the Kuiper belt

The small icy bodies that make up the Kuiper belt are the most distant objects known in the Solar System. A consistent picture is now emerging which suggests that these objects formed much closer to the Sun.

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Figure 1: Expansion plan.


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Gomes, R. Conveyed to the Kuiper belt. Nature 426, 393–395 (2003).

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