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Oort Cloud

Oort Cloud

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    • If the Hayden Sphere is the size of the globular star cluster Messier 80, then this model is the relative size of the Oort Cloud of comets.

      The Oort Cloud is a spherical swarm of trillions of comets orbiting the Sun. It extends about a fifth of the way to the nearest stars.

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