Category:Oort cloud

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English: The Oort cloud, (IPA: BrE /ɔːt klaʊd/, AmE /ɔɹt klaʊd/), alternatively termed the Öpik-Oort Cloud (/'øpik/-, like /'epik/ with a rounded /e/), is a postulated spherical cloud of comets situated about 50,000 to 100,000 AU from the Sun.
Oort cloud 
theoretical cloud of planetesimals thousands of AU away from the Sun
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Instance of trans-Neptunian object
Part of outer solar system
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