Öpik-Oort Cloud

Timeline created by Artilley322
  • Original Theory

    Original Theory
    The original theory of the existance of the Oort Cloud made by Estonian astronomer Ernst Öpik, using comet paterns to create it. . N.p.. Web. 12 Dec 2013. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_Öpik.
  • Edgeworths Suggestion

    Edgeworths Suggestion
    Kenneth Edgeworth proposes a reservoir of comets and larger bodies beyond the known planets. . N.p.. Web. 12 Dec 2013. http://astropt.org/blog/2011/03/04/de-planeta-x-ate-plutoide-entendendo-a-saga-de-plutao/.
  • Oort's Theory

    Oort's Theory
    Jan Oort, another astronomer, theorizes that a large amount of comets may exist in a huge cloud on the outer edges of our solar system. . N.p.. Web. 12 Dec 2013. http://spaceinimages.esa.int/Images/2004/02/Jan_Hendrik_Oort_1900-1992.
  • Kuiper's Prediction

    Kuiper's Prediction
    Gerard Kuiper, an astronomer, predicted the existence of a belt of comets just behind Neptune's orbit. . N.p.. Web. 12 Dec 2013. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerard_Kuiper.
  • Jewitt's and Luu's Discovery

    Jewitt's and Luu's Discovery
    Five years of work pay off when David Jewitt and Jane Luu discover the first KBO, 1992QB1. . N.p.. Web. 12 Dec 2013. http://www.kavliprize.no/nyheter/vis.html?tid=58045.
  • A Large discovery

    A Large discovery
    Using the 4 foot Oschin telescope at Palomar Observatory, scientists find the first huge KBO that is several hundred kilometers in diameter. It was first photographed in 1980, but it was not recognized in the images. "Palomar Mountain." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 30 Nov. 2013. Web. 12 Dec. 2013.
  • Another Large Discovery

    Another Large Discovery
    Using the same 4 foot telescope, astronimers found Sedna (2003VB12). "One-Minute Astronomer." OneMinute Astronomer. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Dec. 2013.
  • Discovery of Eris

    Discovery of Eris
    Astronomers discover 2003UB313. This slightly larger than Pluto object, is later named Eris. "Eris (planeta Enano)." - Wikipedia, La Enciclopedia Libre. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Dec. 2013.
  • The Easterbunny, Santa, and.......the Polynesian god of creation?

    The Easterbunny, Santa, and.......the Polynesian god of creation?
    The KBO known as 2005FY9 (“Easterbunny”) was realized in July as a dwarf planet and named Makemake after the Polynesian (Rapa Nui) creation god. In September, 2003EL61 (“Santa”) was declared a dwarf planet and given the name Haumea after the Hawaiian goddess of fertility and childbirth. "Largest Kuiper Belt Objects." Largest Kuiper Belt Objects. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Dec. 2013.