Solar System and Oort Cloud

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The Oort cloud is a vast, spherical region of space thought to surround the Sun, with a radius measured in thousands of astronomical units (1 AU being the Earth-Sun distance). Evidence for it comes from the orbits of long-period comets, which seem to hail from a great distance from the Solar System. This schematic shows how the Solar System is an insignificant part of the Sun's family.

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Title: Solar System and Oort Cloud

Date: 6 Oct 2023

Medium: Photoshop

Category: Infographics

Keywords: Adobe Photoshop, inner solar system, Oort Cloud, outer solar system, planet, schematic, solar system