Oort Cloud

Timeline created by Colton-Richard
  • Cloud postulated

    Cloud postulated
    The Cloud theory was postulated by the Estonian astronomer, Ernst Opik. "Astrowright." Astrowright.Web. 12 Dec. 2013.
  • Cloud Revived

    Cloud Revived
    Oort cloud theory is proposed by Dutch astronomer, Jan Oort, and is accepted by the scientific community. "Actueel Onderzoek 2000 What Are the Origin and Fate of the Oort Cloud?" Actueel Onderzoek 2000; Niels Bos.Web. 12 Dec. 2013.
  • Inner Cloud

    Inner Cloud
    J.G. Hills proposes the idea of an inner Oort Cloud. "Oort Cloud Mushroom Cloud." Oort Cloud.Web. 12 Dec. 2013.
  • Sun's Twin Hypothesis

    Sun's Twin Hypothesis
    Richard A. Muller hypothisizes that the Sun has a Red or Brown dwarf companion, Nemesis, that passes through the Oort Cloud every 26 million years. "Astronomy Books." Astrotisers Blog.Web. 12 Dec. 2013.
  • Jupiter traps stray comets

    Jupiter traps stray comets
    Comets from the inner Oort Cloud that come within Jupiter's gravitional pull are trapped and forced to collide with the planet. "MrDawson - Comets." MrDawson - Comets.Web. 13 Dec. 2013.
  • Universe transformed into Galactic Plane

    Universe transformed into Galactic Plane
    John Matese and Patrick Whitman and their collegues created a galactic plane to track comets and astroroids in the Oort Cloud. "Astronomy Books." Astrotisers Blog.Web. 12 Dec. 2013.
  • Galactic Plane Expanded

    Galactic Plane Expanded
    Matese and Daniel Whitmire track a certain group of astroroids and find that some are forced out by larger and more powerful astroroids. "Big Asteroid To Make Close, Harmless Zip By Earth [VIDEO]." New Jersey 1015.Web. 12 Dec. 2013.
  • Tyche

    Matese hypothsizes that more comets are entering the inner solar system. It has been thought that a gas giant, Tyche, is causing these astroroids and comets to leave their normal orbit. "Matthew2262's Blog." Matthew2262s Blog.Web. 13 Dec. 2013.