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What does KB stand for?

KB stands for Kuiper Belt


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Our solar system's asteroid belt, which lies between Mars and Jupiter, is maintained by the gravity of the terrestrial planets and the giant planets, and the outer Kuiper belt is sculpted by the giant planets.
But back when Earth was forming, astronomers say, the Kuiper Belt likely had a mass that was approximately 40 times larger than Earth's; most of that initial mass has been lost in the last 4.
That makes it "a milestone in Kuiper belt science and in our understanding of the outer solar system's development," says Alessandro Morbidelli of the Observatory of the Cote d'Azur in Nice, France.
As a resident of the Kuiper belt, it occupies the same area of space as many other large rocky bodies.
Some 800 Kuiper Belt objects have been discovered, and there may be as many as 70,000 with diameters of 60 kilometers or more.