Kuiper Belt Of Many Colors

Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 28, 2010 The Sun isn’t kind to objects without atmospheres. Bombarded by solar radiation, the surfaces of some comets, for example, tend to be a charred carbon-black. But the 1,000 objects so far directly imaged in the Kuiper Belt – that swath of icy bodies circling around the Sun with Pluto – appear to be a wide range of colors: red, blue, and white. With scant observations to go on – most of the

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