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A Toast to Jan Hendrik Oort

27 Apr 2014, 23:25 UTC
A Toast to Jan Hendrik Oort
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Today, April 28th is the birthday of astronomer Jan Hendrik Oort, the man whose ideas about what exists in the outer solar system led astronomers to name the cloud of icy bodies that forms a widely dispersed shell around our solar system after him. Today, we know that region of space as the Oort Cloud....Read Full Post

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