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The next time you thrill at the sight of a comet blazing across the night sky, consider this: it's a stolen pleasure.
Evidence indicates that it is highly unlikely that a comet crash would result in Earthâ€™s demise, researchers at the University of Washington said on Thursday.
Oort Cloud -- The Oort cloud is a postulated cloud of comets situated about 50,000 to 100,000 AU from the sun. Although no direct observations have been made of such a cloud, it is believed to be the source of most or all comets entering the inner solar system (some short-period comets may come from the Kuiper belt), based on observations of the orbits of comets. The Oort cloud was proposed in 1950 by Dutch astronomer Jan Oort to explain an apparent contradiction: comets are destroyed...
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