Where Do Comets Come From and Where Are the Oort Cloud and the Kuiper Belt Located In the Solar System?
Comets probably come from the Oort Cloud and the Kuiper Belt. These aren’t places in a fairy tale. The Oort Cloud, named after astronomer Jan Oort, is theoretically a loose shell of leftover matter from the solar system’s formation. Approximately 98,000 astronomical units (AUs) thick, it encircles the Sun beginning about 2,000 AUs away. The […]