The Kuiper Belt, Oort cloud, and Comets

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May 2, 2000


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Two hemispheres of Pluto

The Kuiper Belt

Oort Cloud

Comets Comet Kohoutek, 1974.  Optical light (left) hydrogen UV lines only (right)

Structure of a Comet/Comet tail

Nucleus of Comet Halley from Giotto spacecraft

Two tails of comet Mrkos (1957, two day intervals)

Jeff's Professional Interest

The Death of Comets
Meteor showers appear to emanate from a small region on the sky

Kuiper Belt, Oort Cloud and Comets Summary