Solar System

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Ultima Thule

Buzzwords Ultima Thule = a distant unknown region; the extreme limit of travel and discovery Wikipedia: (486958) 2014 MU69, previously designated PT1 and 1110113Y, and nicknamed Ultima Thule (Pronounced: Tool-ee) by the New Horizons team, is a trans-Neptunian object from the Kuiper belt located in the outermost regions of the Solar System. It was discovered …

Kuiper Belt

Image: European Southern Observatory, Artist Impression Wikipedia: The Kuiper belt is a circumstellar disc in the outer Solar System, extending from the orbit of Neptune (at 30 AU) to approximately 50 AU from the Sun. It is similar to the asteroid belt, but is far larger—20 times as wide and 20 to 200 times as …