Plan View of the Solar System

The positions of the Kuiper Belt Objects projected into the ecliptic plane are shown in the adjacent Figure, together with the orbits of the gas giant planets, (J=Jupiter, N=Neptune) for reference and scale.
The symbols in the Figure have the following meanings:

Red Orbits = Plutinos. Blue Orbits = Classical Kuiper Belt Objects. Black Orbits = SKBOs.

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Last updated January 2000

Kuiper Belt

Last Update July 2000