BiographyEdgeworth was born with Streete, Comté of Westmeath, where his/her uncle had founded a observatory. After having obtained a school purse to study with the the United Kingdom, he became engineer-officer in the English army, and fought there at the time of the First World War, during which he was several times décoré.
He turned over food to Ireland in the years' 30, where he devoted himself to the economy and astronomy.
AstronomerKenneth Edgeworth is known, as of the years' 40, to have postulated the existence of a disc of minor bodies beyond the orbit of Neptune.
This assumption was also formulated by Gerald Kuiper which published it later ten years. The later observations (since the discovery of QB1 in 1992) confirmed this assumption by the detection of hundreds of asteroids of which the largest overdraft until now ((136199) Éris), exceeds Pluton in taille.
This new belt is indicated now under the name of Ceinture of Edgeworth-Kuiper, or “Belt of Kuiper”.
- the Astéroïde (3487) Edgeworth was named in its honor.
- (in) Biography by the '' British Astronomical Association ''
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