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Amazing Shrinking Kuiper Belt Objects

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Science  03 Dec 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5702, pp. 1677
DOI: 10.1126/science.306.5702.1677a

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LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY-- About 700 solar system researchers met here 8 to 12 November at the annual meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences. It was reported that thanks to two independent means of determining the true reflectivity of subplanetary-size bodies, the so-called Kuiper belt objects now look to be 40% smaller than had been assumed.

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