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Solar System Scientists Look to Find an Edge

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Science  27 Oct 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5492, pp. 689
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5492.689b

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For several years, ever-improving telescope technology has allowed astronomers to peer farther and farther beyond Neptune to discover a rapidly increasing number of bodies littering the outer reaches of the solar system. Now many researchers agree that an end is in sight, although some remain skeptical.