On this day in 1900 - April 28th - Dutch astronomer Jan Oort was born.
Oort made major contributions to the understanding of the Milky Way and was a pioneer in radio astronomy. He realized that the orbits of comets â€œimplied there was a lot more solar system than the region occupied by the planets.â€ The Oort cloud of comets that surrounds the Solar System was named for him.
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