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New Simulation Sheds Light on the Sun’s Mysterious Cometary Cloud

by Ryan Whitwam

Billions of kilometers away, far beyond the planets, asteroids, and lesser clumps of rock is the Oort Cloud. Well, probably. The sheath of comets surrounding our solar system is still theoretical, but it matches the available evidence. A new simulation from researchers at Leiden University in the Netherlands models the cloud in…

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