The region of the Solar System beyond the planets or specifically beyond the orbit of Neptune is called the Kuiper Belt. It consists of small bodies that remained after the planets were formed.
Since the discovery of the Kuiper Belt in 1992, more than a thousand objects in it have been identified. Four of these are dwarf planets, namely Pluto (an artist’s impression from NASA is shown above), Haumea, Makemake and Eris. These planets are also called plutoids.
The scattered disc is a region of the Solar System beyond Neptune consisting of icy minor planets that are scattered far from each other. Its innermost region overlaps with the Kuiper Belt.
The YouTube video playlist below contains videos about the objects beyond Neptune. Details of the videos featured are underneath.
- Trans Neptunian Objects by Kurdistan Planetarium
- The Kuiper Belt – Scanning The Skies: The Discovery Telescope by Discovery TV
- Kuiper Belt by Kowch737
- Oort clouds and their comets – Bill Nye the Science Guy
- Teach Astronomy – Oort Cloud
More space video playlists include:
The Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, The Moon (& other moons), Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Beyond Neptune, Asteroid Belt, Comets, Black Holes, Dwarf Planets and Stars.
A full list of space videos can be found at ipfactly.com/space-videos