kidzsearch.com > wiki   Explore:web images videos games  

Gerard Kuiper




KidzSearch Safe Wikipedia for Kids.
Jump to: navigation, search
Gerard P. Kuiper
Gerard Kuiper in 1964
BornDecember 7, 1905(1905-12-07)
Tuitjenhorn, Netherlands
DiedDecember 24, 1973(1973-12-24) (aged 68)
Mexico City, Mexico
NationalityDutch- American
FieldsAstronomy
Known forKuiper belt

Gerard Peter Kuiper (English pronunciation: /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.

Other websites

Media related to Gerard Kuiper at Wikimedia Commons




Help Improve This Page: Please contact us to become an approved KidzSearch editor and provide your credentials. Provide feedback on this article in our Gerard Kuiper Forum