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The Kuiper Belt is a disc-shaped region of icy objects beyond the orbit of Neptune -- billions of kilometers from our sun. Pluto and Eris are the best known of these icy worlds. There may be hundreds more of these ice dwarfs out there. The Kuiper Belt and even more distant Oort Cloud are believed to be the home of comets that orbit our sun.

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Jovian planet

Planet with a large diameter and low density. In our solar system the Jovian planets are: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.

JPL

Acronym for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

Jupiter
Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun. It is the largest planet in our solar system. It is named for the king of ancient Roman gods.
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Jovian planet

Planet with a large diameter and low density. In our solar system the Jovian planets are: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.

JPL

Acronym for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

Jupiter
Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun. It is the largest planet in our solar system. It is named for the king of ancient Roman gods.
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Jupiter