If we can see Orion with our bare eyes, how come we assume that the Oorth Cloud is theoretical?
Orion is behind the Oorth Cloud, is it? If we see Orion with its rings why not the entire Oort cloud with everything that's in it?
- DzeLv 71 month agoFavourite answer
well, we know theres all kinds of objects zinging around out there, but the 'ort' cloud is simply a made up story to explain where comets came from .. all conjecture .. they dont know .. just like they dont know where half the matter in the universe is that 'needs' to be there for their other stupid theories to work and call it 'dark matter' ...
- River EuphratesLv 71 month ago
1) It's called the 'Oort Cloud', and it's not 'theoretical'.
2) You can see Orion because it is a bright star, while the objects in the cloud do not emit light.
- tham153Lv 71 month ago
Orion is one of the 88 constellations, which is an imaginary (i.e. human invention of no significance) picture of a man holding a club over his head. The stars are spread in three dimensional space across several hundred lightyears.
The Oort Cloud, named for Jan Oort, the Dutch astronomer who first predicted its existence, is an extremely diffuse distant collection of bodies in orbit around the Sun, and totally unrelated to Orion or any other constellation.
- daniel gLv 71 month ago
Where do you get the Oort cloud is theoretical.
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- nineteenthlyLv 71 month ago
"Orion with its rings"?! The Oort Cloud is extremely sparse and far away, and the objects in it are small and dim.
- Anonymous1 month ago
It's "Oort". Jan Oort. I knew the man.
The Oort cloud is where most comets come from. It's certainly not "theoretical", otherwise where would those comets be from?
- Ronald 7Lv 71 month ago
Oort, not Ort or Oorth Cloud
Icy remnants from the Formation of the Solar System
Once the dust and ice disappeared it had to end up somewhere
After the Planets had formed, the what was left of the colliding Proto Planets in the Solar System, having less Mass, Ventured to where the Asteroid Belt
The Ices were tossed out further by the Gas Giants to form the Icy Planetisimals beyond Neptune
These have been long studied and the Kuiper belt which is a flattish Disc
So is the Hills slope which lead up to the Inner and Outer Oort Cloud
Millions of objects lie between Earth and our view of open space
Although the Objects run into their Millions, their collective mass would be about 30 %
And they lie millions of miles apart
from each other
So we can clearly see right through them
Just like we look at our Night Sky and see Stars alight on a black background
If they were only light years apart, our sky would be white
- 1 month ago
The Oort cloud is very diffuse, and the objects in it are so far away that we *can't* see it. The objects within the Oort cloud generate no light of their own, whereas the stars in Orion create enough light that we can see them from hundreds of light years away.
- davidLv 41 month ago
Like the asteroid belt, The Oort cloud is not particularly dense. Liken it to seeing through/past the moisture on your eyeball while looking at your monitor.