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EtymologyEdit

A cloud-like structure, named after Dutch astronomer Jan Oort, who proposed it.

Proper nounEdit

Oort cloud

  1. Alternative form of Oort Cloud

NounEdit

Oort cloud (plural Oort clouds)

  1. (astronomy) A roughly spherical region of space composed of comet-like bodies and other minor planets and asteroids that orbit distantly in planetary systems

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