The Oort Cloud: Believe It Or Not

The Oort Cloud: Believe It Or Not

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

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    Astronomers believe there is a zone around the solar system called the Oort cloud, but it has never been observed. (0:24)

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    We are sitting 19,200 light years from the center of the Milky Way. (0:43)

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    Scientists think the Oort cloud contains up to 2 trillion icy objects. (2:12)

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