Is the Kuiper belt the asteroid belt?
Beside this, is the Kuiper belt the same as the asteroid belt?
p?r, ˈk??-/), occasionally called the Edgeworth–Kuiper belt, is a circumstellar disc in the outer Solar System, extending from the orbit of Neptune (at 30 AU) to approximately 50 AU from the Sun. It is similar to the asteroid belt, but is far larger—20 times as wide and 20 to 200 times as massive.
Similarly, how many asteroids are in the Kuiper Belt? At least 70,000 trans-Neptunian objects exist with diameters larger than 60 miles (100km).
Keeping this in view, is the Kuiper belt bigger than the asteroid belt?
The main difference between the Kuiper Belt and the Asteriod belt is that the Kuiper belt is much larger in size and more massive (that is, it has more objects) and the objects in the Kuiper Belt are composed largely of various ices compared to the silicates (rocks) and metals of the Asteroid Belt.
Where are the asteroid and Kuiper belts located?
It lies between Mars and Jupiter. The Kuiper Belt (pronounced Kai-per) consists of Icy rocks, and it a major source of short-period Comets in the Solar system. Extending beyond the planet Neptune, Pluto was discovered to be one of the largest objects in the belt.