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The oort cloud and the kuiper belt2

  1. 1. OORT CLOUD Overview<br />Theorized by Jan Oort<br />Extends from 5,000-100,000 AU’s<br />Home to long-period comets<br />Never been observed, only a theory<br />Contains 0.1-2 trillion comets<br />Edge of our solar system<br />
  2. 2. The Oort Cloud<br />
  3. 3. Long-Period Comets<br />Take over 200 years to orbit<br />Fly into the inner solar system<br />Caused by gravitational perturbation<br />Hale-Bopp, Orbit:4200 years<br />
  4. 4. Kuiper Belt OVERVIEW<br />Discovered by Gerard Kuiper<br />Just beyond Neptune<br />Extends from 30-50 AU’s<br />Home to short-period comets<br />Objects in the Kuiper Belt: KBO’s<br />+1,300 comets identified<br />Mostly on the ecliptic plane<br />
  5. 5. Short-Period Comets<br />Orbit of less than 200 years<br />Come from the Kuiper Belt<br />Orbit the Sun<br />Hale-Bopp, Orbit:4200 years<br />
  6. 6. KBO’s<br />Pluto<br />Sedna<br />Haumea<br />Triton (It’s complicated)<br />
  7. 7. Pluto<br />Average temperature: -230 calcius<br />Surface: nitrogen, methane, carbon dioxide ices<br />Moons: Charon, Nix, Hydra<br />Is a key object in the New Horizons Mission<br />Orbit: 248 years<br />Charon couldn’t be seen until 1978<br />
  8. 8. Sedna<br />Farthest object discovered in the Kuiper Belt<br />Orbit: 12,000 years<br />Slightly smaller than Pluto<br />130 light hours from the Sun<br />
  9. 9. Haumea<br />Very interesting object<br />Listen to Suman’s whole speal<br />
  10. 10. Triton<br />Neptune’s moon<br />Geologically active with water and ammonia<br />Was once a KBO<br />On a decaying orbit with Neptune<br />Will most likely form rings like Uranus<br />
  11. 11. New Horizons<br />Launched in Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida<br />Traveling to the Kuiper Belt<br />Tested Equipment at Jupiter<br />Only the fifth spacecraft to travel inter-planet space<br />
  12. 12. half way to pluto courtesy of nasa<br />
  13. 13. Bibliography<br />"Kuiper Belt and Oort Cloud." NASA. NASA, n.d. Web. 9 Feb 2011. <http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=KBOs&Display=OverviewLong>.<br />Cessna, Abby. "Oort Cloud." Universe Today. N.p., 15 Jun 2009. Web. 9 Feb 2011. <http://www.universetoday.com/32522/oort-cloud/>.<br />Arnett, Bill. "The Kuiper Belt and the OortCloud."Nine Planets. N.p., 18 Mar 2007. Web. Feb 9 2011. <http://nineplanets.org/kboc.html>.<br />New Horizons. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Feb 2011. <http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/index.php>.<br />"Oort Cloud." The Internet Encyclopedia of Science. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Feb 2011. <http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/O/OortCloud.html>.<br />Yoshida, Seiichi. "C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp)." G A R Y W. K R O N K ' S C O M E T O G R A P H Y. N.p., 1997. Web. 9 Feb 2011. <http://cometography.com/lcomets/1995o1.html>.<br />
  14. 14. More Bibliography<br />"largest Kuiper Belt objects." The Internet Encyclopedia of Science. Web. 9 Feb 2011. <http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/L/largest_Kuiper_Belt_objects.html>.<br />"Journey to the Edge of the Solar System part 3."YouTube. Web. 9 Feb 2011. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf3E3TbiqoM>.<br />"New Horizons Halfway to Pluto ." NASA. Web. 9 Feb 2011. <http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/newhorizons/main/index.html>.<br />
  15. 15. Thank You for listening<br />TO BE CONTINUED, 2015<br />

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