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The small object first discovered on the edge of the Solar System. Object of the Cuiper belt, which is only 2.6 km away
The Bay of Keiper, or Edward-Kupper's belt, is home to ancient rocks. The sites of the Kaiper belt or the CBO are the remains of the early days of a planetary formation of our solar system. Small KBOs in 1 km. The diameter range has been theorized for decades, but no one has been discovered.
Planets form when the pieces of powder conglomerate into rocks that conglomerate into stones that conglomerate into larger and larger objects. In our inner solar system we can see many of these larger rocks or asteroids. We can study them, but they are not the same as the distant, ancient CBA. The asteroids in our neighborhood have been altered by exposure to solar radiation, collisions, and interaction with the gravity of the planets.
But CBOs are more virgin. They are a more accurate representation of the state of things in the early solar system. That is why finally confirming the existence of one of them creates so much interest.