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Meaning of "Oort cloud" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OORT CLOUD

Oort cloud  [ɔːt klaʊd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OORT CLOUD

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Oort cloud is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OORT CLOUD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Oort cloud

Oort cloud

The Oort cloud or Öpik–Oort cloud, named after Dutch astronomer Jan Oort, is a spherical cloud of predominantly icy planetesimals believed to surround the Sun at up to 50,000 AU. This places the cloud a quarter of the distance to Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to the Sun. The Kuiper belt and the scattered disc, the other two reservoirs of trans-Neptunian objects are less than one thousandth of the distance. The outer limit of the Oort cloud defines the cosmographical boundary of the Solar System and the region of the Sun's gravitational dominance. The Oort cloud is thought to comprise two regions: a spherical outer Oort cloud and a disc-shaped inner Oort cloud, or Hills cloud. Objects in the Oort cloud are largely composed of ices, such as water, ammonia, and methane. Astronomers conjecture that the matter composing the Oort cloud formed closer to the Sun and was scattered far into space by the gravitational effects of the giant planets early in the Solar System's evolution.

Definition of Oort cloud in the English dictionary

The definition of Oort cloud in the dictionary is a mass of comets orbiting the sun far beyond the orbit of Pluto, whose existence was first proposed by Jan Hendrick Oort in 1950.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OORT CLOUD


aloud
əˈlaʊd
becloud
bɪˈklaʊd
cloud
klaʊd
encloud
ɪnˈklaʊd
loud
laʊd
Macleod
məˈklaʊd
overcloud
ˌəʊvəˈklaʊd
overloud
ˌəʊvəˈlaʊd
thundercloud
ˈθʌndəˌklaʊd
unallowed
ˌʌnəˈlaʊd
uncloud
ʌnˈklaʊd
unploughed
ʌnˈplaʊd
unplowed
ʌnˈplaʊd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OORT CLOUD

Oort
oose
oosperm
oosphere
oospore
oosporic
oosporous
Oostende

WORDS THAT END LIKE OORT CLOUD

anvil cloud
cumulus cloud
dust cloud
for crying out loud
fractocumulus cloud
funnel cloud
Magellanic Cloud
molecular cloud
mushroom cloud
out loud
rain cloud
Saint-Cloud
storm cloud
under a cloud

Synonyms and antonyms of Oort cloud in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Oort cloud» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OORT CLOUD

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Translator English - Chinese

奥尔特云
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

nube de Oort
570 millions of speakers

English

Oort cloud
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ऊर्ट क्लाउड
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سحابة أورت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

облако Оорта
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

nuvem de Oort
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ওর্ট ক্লাউড
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Le nuage d´Oort
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Awan oort
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Oort Cloud
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

オールトの雲
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오르 트 구름
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Oort maya
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đám mây Oort
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஊர்ட் மேகம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ऊर्ट मेघ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Oort bulutu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

nube di Oort
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

obłok Oorta
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

хмара Оорта
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

norul lui Oort
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

νέφος του Όορτ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Oort wolk
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Oort molnet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Oort skyen
5 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Oort cloud

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OORT CLOUD»

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14 Fun Facts About the Kuiper Belt and the Oort Cloud: ...
Fact 10: The Oort Cloud may have been formed with the sun Astronomers are not sure how the Oort Cloud Objects got all the way out there. They do think that the Oort Cloud Objects were formed closer to the Sun than the Kuiper Belt Objects.
Jeannie Meekins
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Introduction to Planetary Science: The Geological Perspective
Therefore, objects on the outer fringe of the Oort cloud (i.e., around 100,000 AU) are only weakly attracted by the Sun and may drift away into interstellar space. As a result, the outer limit of the Oort cloud is not specifically defined. Objects that ...
Gunter Faure, Teresa M. Mensing, 2007
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Comets: Nature, Dynamics, Origin, and their Cosmogonical ...
It is clear that as a approaches afill the Jupiter-Saturn barrier becomes more “ permeable” since Oort cloud comets require less steps to reach perihelion distances q < qobs . The passage through the Jupiter-Saturn barrier is a process that ...
Julio A. Fernández, 2006
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Astronomy: The Solar System and Beyond
Because the Oort cloud is spherical, these long-period comets arrive in our neighborhood from random directions. Some of the short-period comets, including Comet Halley, whose orbit is retrograde, appear to have originated in the Oort cloud ...
Michael Seeds, Dana Backman, 2009
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The Solar System
The fact that long-period comets are observed to fall inward from all directions is explained by their Oort cloud reservoir being spherically symmetric around the sun and inner solar system. It is not surprising that stars pass close enough to ...
Michael Seeds, Dana Backman, 2012
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Comets II
DQT87Js, main results included the following: (l)The Oort cloud has a sharp inner edge at a heliocentric distance r ~ 3000 AU. (2) For 3000 AU < r < 50,000 AU, the number density of the Oort cloud falls steeply with increasing r, going roughly ...
M. Festou, H. U. Keller, Harold A. Weaver, 2004
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Horizons: Exploring the Universe
Comets from the Oort Cloud and the Kuiper Belt In the 19505, astronomer Jan Oort proposed that the long—period comets are objects that fall inward from what has become known as the Oort cloud, a spherical cloud of icy bodies that extends  ...
Michael Seeds, Dana Backman, 2011
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In Quest of the Universe
Oort cloud The theorized spherical shell, lying between 20,000 and 100,000 AU from the Sun, containing billions of comet nuclei. The doughnut-shaped inner Oort cloud lies between 2000 and 20,000 AU. FIGURE III-16 Long-period comets  ...
Theo Koupelis, 2012
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In Quest of the Solar System
The Oort Cloud and the Kuiper Belt Comet Halley is one of many short-period comets—those with periods of less than 200 years. Most comets have much longer periods and approach us from far beyond the orbits of the planets. In 1950 , the ...
Edison State College Fort Myers Florida Theo Koupelis, Theo Koupelis, 2010
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Trans-Neptunian Objects and Comets: Saas-Fee Advanced Course ...
Saas-Fee Advanced Course 35. Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy Kathrin Altwegg, D. Jewitt, Willy Benz, A. Morbidelli, Nicolas Thomas, H. Rauer. As we have seen in Sect. 2.2, the outer Oort cloud should currently contain 1012  ...
Kathrin Altwegg, D. Jewitt, Willy Benz, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OORT CLOUD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Oort cloud is used in the context of the following news items.
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Banker's Dozen
The Far Worlds were in the Oort Cloud, a sphere of debris orbiting half a light year from the Sun. One of the Far Worlds had once been ... «EDGE Boston, Jul 15»
2
The Year of Pluto
... Oort Cloud based on Tony Dunn's Gravity Simulator point cloud data from the Harvard-Smithsonian Minor Planet Center and vector images. «Computer Graphics World, Jul 15»
3
Leaked files of NASA's 'Planet X' indicate NASA knew Nibiru was …
... announced the discovery of the dwarf planet 2012 VP113, which is believed to be part of the inner Oort Cloud and this work was a proof that ... «Techworm, Jul 15»
4
Pixeldust Animates Journey to Pluto
“Our assignment here was to digitally recreate the Kuiper Belt and the Oort Cloud based on Tony Dunn's Gravity Simulator point cloud data ... «Animation Magazine, Jul 15»
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Beyond Pluto: Whats Next for New Horizons?
There's stuff even farther than the Kuiper belt: the Oort cloud, which is the source of many comets, stretches halfway to the next star, and ... «Daily Beast, Jul 15»
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New Horizons Enters the Pluto System
Planet or not, it's the last major unexplored place in the classical solar system, with the Kuiper Belt and the Oort Cloud the new frontiers left for ... «Popular Mechanics, Jul 15»
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Powerful Space Telescope Would Scan Alien Planets for Signs of Life
Dalcanton said the HDST could potentially find planets larger than Earth orbiting the sun in the Kuiper belt or the Oort Cloud, two regions that ... «Yahoo News UK, Jul 15»
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Huge Mount Graham telescope finally paying off
... have debris in their habitable zones — just as Earth orbits far from the debris in our solar system's asteroid belt, Kuiper belt or Oort cloud. «Arizona Daily Sun, Jul 15»
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We've Spotted a Planet So Young It's Still Forming
... Pluto, Eris, and other dwarf planets reside) and the scattered disc, into the area full of detached objects (but not quite to the Oort Cloud.). «Popular Mechanics, Jul 15»
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Aliens will look just like humans, says Cambridge professor
For example every movie about aliens needing to steal Earth's oceans ignores the vastly larger water resources in the Oort cloud, a place we ... «CNET, Jul 15»

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