Gerard Kuiper

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Gerard P. Kuiper
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Gerard Kuiper in 1964
Born (1905-12-07)December 7, 1905
Tuitjenhorn, Netherlands
Died December 24, 1973(1973-12-24) (aged 68)
Mexico City, Mexico
Nationality Dutch- American
Known for Kuiper belt
Scientific career
Fields Astronomy

Gerard Peter Kuiper (English: /ˈkpər/; Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkœypər]; born Gerrit Pieter Kuiper; December 7, 1905 – December 23, 1973) was a Dutch-born American astronomer. The Kuiper belt is named after him. He discovered two natural satellites of planets in the solar system, namely Uranus's satellite Miranda and Neptune's satellite Nereid.

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