Specific regions in the asteroid belt where few asteroids are found. The Kirkwood gaps are believed to have formed as a consequence of gravitational interactions of asteroids with Jupiter, which resulted in the movement of the asteroids from within this area into another orbit, leaving the area sparsely populated. The Kirkwood gaps are named after the American astronomer Daniel Kirkwood (1814-1895), who first observed them in 1866.
[keer-lee-uh n] /ˈkɪər li ən/ noun 1. a photographic process that supposedly records electrical discharges naturally emanating from living objects, producing an auralike glow surrounding the object on a photographic plate or film with which the object is in direct contact. /ˈkɜːlɪən/ noun 1. a process that is said to record directly on photographic film […]
[kir-mahn, ker-] /kɪrˈmɑn, kər-/ noun 1. a Persian rug marked by ornate flowing designs and light, muted colors. /kɪəˈmɑːn/ noun (pl) -mans 1. a Persian carpet or rug
noun 1. a mountain in NE Utah: highest peak in the Uinta Mountains. 13,528 feet (4123 meters).
noun 1. a town in NW Long Island, in SE New York.