Gerard Kuiper

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Astronomer, Educator, Scientist(1905–1973)
Dutch-American astronomer Gerard Kuiper, born in 1905, made many important discoveries about our solar system.

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Astronomer Gerard Kuiper, born in the Netherlands in 1905, made many important discoveries about our solar system. He founded the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona and served as its director until his death. The disk-shaped belt of comets orbiting the Sun was named the Kuiper belt in his honor.

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