I love space. It’s one of the things that I can count on to be so very like sci-fi sometimes, even if it’s just in the naming.  Though, the Oort Cloud is named after Jan Oort (the astronomer who found it).  Likewise, the Kuiper Belt is named after the astronomer who found it, Gerard Kuiper.

Needless to say, most of the comets we see come from the Kuiper Belt, since the Oort cloud is really far away.  Still, some will seen from it, which is cool from the sheer rarity and distance traveled.  It’s neato to see how far the sun’s reach is too.