The largest Kuiper belt objects

  title={The largest Kuiper belt objects},
  author={Michael E. Brown},
While for the first decade of the study of the Kuiper belt, a gap existed between the sizes of the relatively small and faint Kuiper belt objects (KBOs) that were being studied and the largest known KBO, Pluto, recent years have seen that gap filled and the maximum size even expanded. These large KBOs occupy all dynamical classes of the Kuiper belt with the exception of the cold classical population, and one large object, Sedna, is the first member of a new more distant population beyond the… CONTINUE READING