Crash Course – Astronomy – 22: Oort Cloud and Outer Solar System

This is the twenty second video of the Crash Course – Astronomy series, hosted by Dr. Phil Plait. This video discusses the far away and still unobserved cloud of comets known as the Oort cloud.

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Table of Contents:

  • Icy Bodies That Can Become Comets 0:27
  • The Kuiper Belt is a Donut Shape Aligned With the Plane of the Solar System 2:57
  • The Scattered Disk is More Eccentric and the Source of Short Period Comets 4:26
  • Oort Cloud Surrounds Our Solar System and is the Source of Long-Period Comets 4:04
  • These Bodies Probably Formed Near the Sun and Dispersed Through Gravitational Interactions 5:41
Crash Course Astronomy Video

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Crash Course channel on YouTube

Crash Course channel on YouTube

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Crash Course - Astronomy Series

Crash Course - Astronomy Series

This collection of YouTube videos is hosted by astronomer Phil Plait. It covers a vast range of astronomical topics at an introductory and approachable level.

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