Trans-Neptunian Objects: An Overview

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Trans-Neptunian Objects: An Overview

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A trans-Neptunian object is any minor planet in the Solar System that orbits the Sun at a greater average distance (semi-major axis) than Neptune. The Kuiper belt, scattered disk, and Oort cloud are three conventional divisions of this volume of space.

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