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  1. Kuiper, Gerard Kuiper, Gerard Peter Kuipernoun

    United States astronomer (born in the Netherlands) who studied the solar system and suggested in 1951 that there is a belt of comet-like debris at the edge of the solar system (1905-1973)


  1. kuiper

    Kuiper, usually referred to in astronomical terms, could refer to: 1. Kuiper Belt: A region of the solar system that's located beyond the orbit of Neptune, believed to be filled with many small icy bodies and serves as a source of some comets. 2. Gerard Kuiper: He was a Netherlands-born American astronomer, known for his contributions to the knowledge about the planets, the Moon, and the solar system. The Kuiper Belt was named in his honor. Please note that the term needs to be specified further to provide an exact definition as it is context-sensitive.


  1. Kuiper

    Kuiper is a small lunar impact crater in a relatively featureless part of the Mare Cognitum. It is a circular, cup-shaped feature with only some minor wear. This crater was previously identified as Bonpland E before being renamed by the IAU. The lava-flooded crater Bonpland lies to the east at the edge of the Mare Cognitum. To the east-southeast of Kuiper crater is the crash landing site of the Ranger 7 probe, the first American spacecraft to photograph the Moon. Gerard Kuiper was the Project Scientist for the Ranger program, and this feature was named for him after he died in 1973.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Kuiper is ranked #12789 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Kuiper surname appeared 2,412 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Kuiper.

    95.9% or 2,313 total occurrences were White.
    1.7% or 43 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.2% or 30 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 17 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kuiper in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kuiper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of kuiper in a Sentence

  1. Alan Stern:

    We're just learning that a lot of planets are small planets, and we didn't know that before, fact is, in planetary science, objects such as Pluto and the other dwarf planets in the Kuiper Belt are considered planets and called planets in everyday discourse in scientific meetings.

  2. New Horizons:

    New Horizons is on a journey to a new class of planets we've never seen, in a place we've never been before, for decades, we thought Pluto was this odd little body on the planetary outskirts; now we know it's really a gateway to an entire region of new worlds in the Kuiper Belt, and New Horizons is going to provide the first close-up look at them.

  3. Kathrin Altwegg:

    This probably rules out Kuiper Belt comets from bringing water to Earth.

  4. Jim Green:

    The Voyagers and Pioneers flew through the Kuiper Belt at a time when we didn't know this region existed, new Horizons is on the hunt to understand these objects, and we invite everyone to ring in the next year with the excitement of exploring the unknown.

  5. Antranik Sefilian:

    The problem is when youre observing the disc from inside the system, its almost impossible to see the whole thing at once. While we dont have direct observational evidence for the disc, neither do we have it for Planet Nine, which is why were investigating other possibilities, nevertheless, it is interesting to note that observations of Kuiper belt analogues around other stars, as well as planet formation models, reveal massive remnant populations of debris.

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    directed outward; marked by interest in others or concerned with external reality
    A omnifarious
    B ectomorphic
    C extroversive
    D indiscernible

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