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In the night sky: Orion
In the night sky: Orion

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Orion Glossary

Wednesday, 27 September 2023, 7:45 AM
Site: Open Learning
Course: In the night sky: Orion (INS_1)
Glossary: Orion Glossary

Oort cloud

A spherical cloud of icy bodies surrounding the Solar System and extending up to one-third of the way to the nearest star. It is sometimes called the Öpik-Oort cloud.

oxygen burning

The process by which, towards the end of their lives, massive stars fuse oxygen nuclei together to form silicon.