Posts Tagged ‘Oort Cloud’

Comet Origins: Blame the Solar Nebula!

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As we’ve discussed before, many comets are thought to exist in the Oort Cloud.  Others exist in the Kuiper Belt (more about that later).  I thought it would be interesting to explore the origin of the comets themselves.  Where did they come from?

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The Oort Cloud: Made of Comets, Has Massive Diameter

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Not only fun to spell, fun to say as well!  Oort.  Not too many words begin with more than one o!  The Oort Cloud is named after Dutch astronomer Jan Hendrik Oort.

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