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|Gerard P. Kuiper|
Gerard Kuiper in 1964
|Born||December 7, 1905|
|Died||December 24, 1973 (aged 68)|
Mexico City, Mexico
|Known for||Kuiper belt|
Gerard Peter Kuiper (English pronunciation: //; 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.