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Kuiper Belt's ice cores | by European Southern Observatory
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Kuiper Belt's ice cores

Beyond Neptune, there is a large disc of small objects, called the Kuiper Belt and beyond that is the Oort cloud, home of the comets. This artwork shows a section of Kuiper Belt, crowded with the icy cores of potential comets, and it will feature in the ESO Supernova exhibition "The living Universe".

 

More information: www.eso.org/public/images/0319_kuiper_belt_1/

 

Credit:

ESO/M. Kornmesser

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Taken on June 30, 2016