-Preface. -The Kuiper belt and its premordial sculpting; A. Morbidelli et. al. -The common origin of the high inclination TNO's; R. Gomes. -The scattered disk population and the Oort cloud; J. A. Fernandez. -Resonant and secular families of the Kuiper belt; E. I. Chiang et al. -Tridimensional dissipative semi-numerical model; A. Jancart & A. Lemaitre. -Transneptunian object ephemeris service (TNOEPH); M. Granvik et al. -The late heavy bombardment in the inner solar system: is there any connection to Kuiper belt objects?; C. Koeberl. -Migration of trans-Neptunian objects to the terrestrial planets; S. I. Ipatov & J. C. Mather. -The Caltech Wide Area Sky Survey beyond (50000) quaoar; C. A. Trujillo. -Procedures, resources and selected results of the Deep Ecliptic Survey; M. W. Buie. -Initial results from the southern Edgewoth-Kuiper belt survey; R. Moody et al. -Colour properties and trends in Trans-Neptunian objects; A. Doressoundiram. -Results from the ESO large program on Transneptunian objects and centaurs; E. Dotto et al. -Search for cometary activity in KBO (24952) 1997 Qj4; K. J. Meech et al. -Near-infrared colors of the binary Kuiper belt object 1998 WW31; N. Takato et al. -Spectrophotometry of Kuiper belt objects 20000 Varuna, 2000EB 173 and Centaur 10199 Chariklo; S. M. Lederer and F. Vilas. -Opposition effect of Kuiper belt objects: preliminary estimations; I. N. Belskaya et al. -Hawaii Kuiper belt variability project: an update; S. S. Sheppard & D. C. Jewitt. -The shape distribution of Kuiper belt objects; J. Luu and P. Lacerda. -A numerical check of the collisional resurfacing scenario; P. Thébault. -Toward a taxonomy of the Edgeworth-Kuiper objects: a multivariate approach; M. Fulchignoni et al. -HST Photometry of trans-Neptunian objects; D. C. Stephens. -Proton irradiation of Centaur, Kuiper belt and Ooort cloud objects at plasma to cosmic ray energy; J. F. Cooper et al. -Ion irradiation of asphaltite:optical effects and implications for Trans-Neptunian objects and centaurs; L. V. Moroz. -Radiations products in processed ices relevant to Edgeworth-Kuiper belt objects; M. H. Moore et al. -Laboratory studies on silicates relevant for the physics of TNO's; J. R. Brucato et al. -Spectral models of Kuiper belt objects and centaurs; D. P. Cruikshank. -Mixing models, colors and thermal emissions; W. M. Grundy & J. A. Stansberry. -Studies of icy regoliths in relation to observations of minor bodies in the outer solar system; A. C. Levasseur-Regourd. -Hydrated Silicades on Edgeworth-Kuiper objects - probable ways of formation; V.V. Busarev et al. -Early thermal and structural evolution of small bodies in the trans-Neptunian zone; R. Merk & D. Prialnik. -Plutos's atmosphere and a targeted-occultation search for other bound KBO atmospheres; J. L Elliot & S. D. Kern. -Transneptunian binaries; K. S. Noll. -Physical caraterization of the binary Edgeworth-Kuiper belt object 2001QT297; D. J. Osip et al. -Extrasolar analogues to the Kuiper belt; M. C. Wyatt et al. -Planetary perturbers in debris disks; M. C. Kuchner. -Planet X and the extended scattered disk; M. D. Melita & I. P. Williams. -Research of small Kuiper belt objects by stellar occultations; F. Roques. -TAOS: The Taiwanese-American occultation survey; C. Alcock et al. -Project pan-STARRS and the outer solar system; D. Jewitt. -New Horizons: The first reconnaissance mission to bodies in the Kuiper belt; A. Stern & J. Spencer. - Finding KBO flyby targets for New Horizons; J. Spencer et al. -Summary; R. M. West.
A decade after the confirmation of the Kuiper Belt's existence, 80 of the world's experts gathered in Chile to review what has been learned since 1992. This record of the meeting is enhanced by several specially solicited papers covering additional material not presented at the conference. The volume includes papers on the dynamics of the trans-Neptunian region, the results of deep surveys for the new objects and the evidence for an outer Edge to the Edgeworth-Kuiper belt. Physical observations of many objects are described and attempts are made to bring these data into some coherent picture of the distant solar system. The interior physics of these distant, icy objects, and the link between the Kuiper Belt and dust disks around other stars are also considered. Of particular interest is a set of papers on how the surfaces of distant asteroids are affected by various types of radiation, an area crucial to the interpretation of data being collected by large ground based telescopes.
Suitable for professional astronomers and PhD students working in the field of planetary science.