Exploration of the Kuiper Belt
Racach Institute, Hebrew University
The Kuiper Belt is a collection of icy objects at the outskirts of our solar system, just external to the orbit of Neptune. They are believed to be pristine objects left over from the epoch of planet formation. We review processes in planet formation and discuss how they are reflected in today\'s Kuiper Belt. We show first results from a new survey to detect small, sub-kilometer objects, and compare the findings with theories of collisional cascades.