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Oort

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(Biography) Jan Hendrick. 1900–92, Dutch astronomer, who confirmed (1927) and developed the theory of galactic rotation. He was the first to propose (1950) the existence of a mass of comets orbiting the sun far beyond the orbit of Pluto (the Oort cloud)
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Noun1.Oort - Dutch astronomer who proved that the galaxy is rotating and proposed the existence of the Oort cloud (1900-1992)
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