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Name: Bienvenido
Status: other
Grade: 12+
Location: FL
Country: USA
Date: Summer 2013


Question:
Approximate total mass or size of all the objects in the Kuiper belt. I know this is a very difficult subject but please do your best.


Replies:
Dear Bienvenido,

Good question. The total mass of all objects in the Kuiper belt is probably less than the Earth.

Sincerely David H. Levy



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