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The Oort cloud is a spherical shell that surrounds the Solar System. It contains an estimated 10 trillion comets (1 followed by 13 zeros) with the combined mass of the Earth. This is the main home for comets, nine trillion kilometers from the Sun.
Objects from this area are the source of 'long-period comets'. They are called this due to the long time they take to orbit the Sun.
Hubble wasn't any help at all.
Originally posted by MauiStacey
Strange the NASA, Hubble and the media aren't saying anything.
The new images reveal no sign of any large fragments in the shroud of particles that might suggest they were fragments of the nucleus itself or debris from a collision with some boulder-size errant asteroid wandering between Mars and Jupiter - although some astronomers already have proposed that idea, Weaver said.
Mabus will soon die, then will come,
A horrible undoing of people and animals,
At once one will see vengeance,
One hundred hands [powers], thirst, famine, when the comet will pass.