Explore BrainMass

Explore BrainMass

    The differences between the Oort Cloud and the Kuiper Belt

    Not what you're looking for? Search our solutions OR ask your own Custom question.

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

    Hello Professor Miller.

    Could you provide any ideas/insight contrasting the Oort cloud and the Kuiper Belt?

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 5, 2021, 1:08 am ad1c9bdddf

    Solution Preview


    Okay ... first off, one of the hardest times I've had wrapping my head around during my astronomy studies was the shear distances within space. Just thinking about how fast light moves through space, and then thinking about distances that have to be described in terms of how far light travels over periods of years is simply unimaginable to me. But I digress.

    The Oort Cloud is a spherical shell that surrounds our ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution describes the differences between the Kuiper Belt and the Oort Cloud.