Embedded star clusters and the formation of the Oort Cloud

  title={Embedded star clusters and the formation of the Oort Cloud},
  author={R. Brasser and M. Duncan and H. Levison},
  • R. Brasser, M. Duncan, H. Levison
  • Published 2006
  • Physics
  • Icarus
  • Abstract Observations suggest most stars originate in clusters embedded in giant molecular clouds [Lada, C.J., Lada, E.A., 2003. Annu. Rev. Astron. Astrophys. 41, 57–115]. Our Solar System likely spent 1–5 Myrs in such regions just after it formed. Thus the Oort Cloud (OC) possibly retains evidence of the Sun's early dynamical history and of the stellar and tidal influence of the cluster. Indeed, the newly found objects (90377) Sedna and 2000 CR105 may have been put on their present orbits by… CONTINUE READING
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