Astronomy

The Oort Cloud: Believe It Or Not

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Nobody has ever seen it, but astronomers are convinced the Oort cloud exists. It is imagined similar to a fishbowl with our Solar System floating in the middle.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Astronomers believe there is a zone around the solar system called the Oort cloud, but it has never been observed. 00:24

  2. We are sitting 19,200 light years from the center of the Milky Way. 00:43

  3. Scientists think the Oort cloud contains up to 2 trillion icy objects. 02:12

Written by Curiosity Staff March 7, 2015