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From Kuiper Belt object to cometary nucleus

@inproceedings{Jewitt2002FromKB,
  title={From Kuiper Belt object to cometary nucleus},
  author={David C. Jewitt},
  year={2002}
}
We now realise that many small body populations are related through a common origin in the Kuiper Belt, notably the Centaurs, the Jupiter Family Comets and certain dead-comets. But does primitive material from the Kuiper Belt survive the journey to the inner solar system and can we learn anything about it by studying the comets? We discuss observational evidence and other considerations that relate to this question. 1. GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS In this paper I want to discuss the evidence for… 

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