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Area of the solar system which comets are located?


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2011-03-12 11:24:26
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Most of them are moving slowly out beyond the orbit of Neptune, in the kuiper belt. Longer term comets are thought to also be as far out as the Oort cloud.

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The Oort cloud has been theorized as the probable location from which comets originate.

Comets can be located anywhere, but the further you get away from the sun, the more common they are (they are made up of ice and cold rock).

comets are on the outside of the solor system but loop in from the sun I believe from astronimical studies in 8th grade, (which my annoying science teacher practically crammed down my throat for a couple of months) there is a large belt of comets just past Pluto.

Inside our solar system, inside Earth's area

Because of the wide range of their orbital periods, comets can be found in a number of places in the Solar System. Short period comets usually depart from the area of Kuiper Belt. Long period comets usually depart from the Oort Cloud on the boundaries of the Solar System. The comets themselves can be found anywhere along their orbits. The orbits are different for each of the comets. The exact position of a given comet depends on its orbit and time. Some comets do not have stable orbits and are thrown out into interstellar space after making only one pass.

Short-period comets (those that have orbital periods of less than 200 years) originate in the Kuiper belt, beyond the orbit of Neptune. Long-period comets (those with orbits longer than 200 years) are thought to originate in the Oort cloud, a cloud of icy bodies from beyond the Kuiper belt.

Yes, it is the region beyond Neptune that extends to the edge of the solar system. Like the asteroid belt, this area contains left over parts that did not make it when the solar system was created. Pluto, comets, and other small and tiny items are scattered out here.

Comets are typically found in two different regions of the solar system. They are usually spotted in the Kuiper Belt and the Oort Cloud. While they originate in this area, they are eventually pulled out due to gravitational forces.

Comets are conglomerations of gas, dust and other particles and they orbit the Sun, as well as the Oort Cloud area (which can be found beyond Pluto). However, this is just for our Solar System and there may be other places in the Galaxy and Universe where you can find comets as well.

There are two regions in the solar system past Neptune, both of which contain icy planetoids. The inner area is called the "Kuiper Belt", and includes objects which are in relatively stable orbits around the Sun. Farther out, the "scattered disc" region is thought to be the origin of periodic comets, bodies which have been disturbed by Neptune's gravity and enter the inner solar system.

The Goldylocks area of our solar system includes Earth. Venus and Mercury are too hot. Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus are too cold.

There is no definite area where asteroids are concentrated in but within our solar system, the asteroid belt should have the highest amount of asteroids.

Pluto is a dwarf planet that can be found on the outermost area of our solar system, the farthest away from the Sun.

The asteroid belt, which is the area where most of the asteroids within our solar system are located, is between the planets of Mars and Jupiter.

Comets are constantly entering and leaving the inner solar system. However, scientists have theorized that many comets are gathered in a wide area far beyond the planets of the solar system, in a location called the Oort Cloud (for Danish astronomer Jan Hendrik Oort). According to this theory, a huge spherical region surrounds the solar system at a distance of up to 1 light year (50,000 AU) from the Sun. Tiny gravitational effects of the Sun and planets (or even other stars) would pull comets from the region on an irregular but continual basis. Once comets passed the orbit of Neptune, some would be trapped by gravity and continue to orbit the Sun, with periods of from a few years to several hundred years, until they were either ejected, evaporated, or collided with a larger body. Cometary collisions are one possible source for the water on the early Earth.

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Mostly Oort Cloud (although some are reported from Kuiper Belt Objects as well)

In 1950, the Dutch astronomer Jan Oort noted that comets aren't forever; after repeated passes by the Sun, a comet must either boil away, or collide with the Sun or another planet, or be ejected from the solar system. And yet, 4.6 billion years after the formation of the solar system, we still see comets; dozens of them each year. (Most are too dim to see without a telescope, or are first observed in the act of crashing into the Sun.) So there must be some reservoir or storage area for cometary bodies that have lingered there in the frozen dark for the vast majority of the history of the solar system. We've never actually DETECTED these objects, but it makes perfect sense. In theory, this cloud of left-over material exists in a vast poorly-defined shell perhaps 50,000 AU from the Sun; nearly a light year. At random intervals, something disturbs those objects from their distant lingering orbits and drops them into the inner solar system. We call this area the "Oort Cloud".

The Kuiper Belt, a theorized area far beyond Neptune. There are actually two "shells" of debris around the Solar System. The Kuiper Belt is beyond Neptune, and the Oort Cloud is believed to be beyond that.

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The generic name for anything beyond Pluto's orbit is "trans-plutonian object", but that area of space is sometimes called the "Kuiper Belt", so the term "Kuiper Belt object" is also used. Possibly the answer that the question is looking for is "comets". Some comets originate in the Kuiper Belt.

Comets don't last forever; every time they approach the Sun, some of their volatile material boils off and forming the "tail" of the comet. And yet, the Sun and the solar system have been here for about 4.5 BILLION years. Any comet would have vaporized after only a few million years. So how come there are still comets? The Dutch astronomer Jan Oort hypothesized that there must be some reservoir of primordial planetary material from which new comets come. Astronomers have named this region the "Oort Cloud" in his honor. There must, he thought, be an area quite distant from the Sun, leftovers from the formation of our solar system, which drift in space and something will occasionally disturb this area, causing some items to fall into the inner solar system. We believe that this area is from 20,000 AU to 50,000 AU, or from about 1/4 to one light-year away. We have never detected anything out there, but we've never sent any probes out that far and the objects would be too dim and dark to see even with the most powerful telescopes.

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