kuiper belt and oort cloud

Derek Cibulka

Oort Cloud

Has vast shell of icy debris. It is 50,000 times farther from the Sun than is Earth. Has comets that orbit the sun. It is one big ball of floating comets. It has about 0.1 to 2 trillion icy bodies in it. When the icy bodies fall of their orbit they become comets.

Kuiper Belt

It is made up of icy bodies. The bodies are small, but there are some big ones too. There is about 200 million ice bodies there. Eris is the biggest one. It is a little bigger than pluto. These bodies can become comets.

sources for pictures

Lomberg, Jon. Bigoort_2. 1985. Massive New Object Discovered at Edge of the Solar System. Web. 2 Apr. 2013. <http://www.dailygalaxy.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/08/18/bigoort_2.jpeg>.

Dixon, Don. The bodies in the Kuiper Belt (Don Dixon) . 2000. Kuiper Belt. Web. 2 Apr. 2013. <http://www.universetoday.com/32515/kuiper-belt/#gsc.tab=0>.

Oort Cloud and the Kuiper Belt

sources for video

Oort Cloud and the Kuiper Belt. Dir. thereifbyspace. 14 Dec. 2012. youtube. Web. 2 Apr. 2013. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-rb6c4pNHM>.

sources for text

Miller, Ron. Seven Wonders of Asteroids, Comets, And Meteors. Minneapolis, MN: Twenty-First Century Books, 2011. Print.

Davis, Phil. "Kuiper Belt & Oort Cloud: Read More." NASA.org. NASA, 27 Sept. 2012. Web. 20 Mar. 2013. <http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=KBOs&Display=OverviewLong>.