Descriptive Astronomy 101
Kuiper Belt and Oort Cloud Study Guide


After the "Kuiper Belt and Oort Cloud" lecture and readings you should be able to answer and discuss the following questions.

What is the Kuiper Belt?

How far away from the sun is it located?

The Kuiper Belt is the source region for what objects?

What are Centaurs?

What is the name of the largest known dwarf planet/Kuiper Belt Object?

Is Pluto a planet, dwarf planet or KBO?

Why is Pluto no longer considered to be a planet?

How long does it take Pluto to complete one revolution?

What is the axial tilt of Pluto?

Describe the atmosphere of Pluto.

Describe the stucture of Pluto.

How many moons does Pluto possess?

What is the name of the largest moon of Pluto?

What is the Oort Cloud?

The Oort Cloud is the source region for what objects?

How far away from the sun is the Oort Cloud located?