Oort Cloud

Shannon Wood's avatar Shannon Wood

Oort cloud is a spherical cloud of icy bodies in the outer Solar System. This cloud of comets lies roughly 50,000 AU, or nearly a light-year, from the Sun. Long-period comets plunge towards the Sun from the Oort cloud because of gravitational perturbations caused by either the massive outer planets of the Solar System (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune), or passing stars. Rare hyperbolic comets pass once through the inner Solar System before being thrown out into interstellar space along hyperbolic trajectories.

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  • Year created: 2012
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