Daily Archives: January 31, 2009

Oort Cloud

The Oort Cloud is an immense spherical cloud surrounding our Solar System. Extending about 30 trillion kilometers (18 trillion miles) from the Sun, it was first proposed in 1950 by Dutch astronomer Jan Oort. The vast distance of the Oort … Continue reading

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Indonesia aims to wrap up forest-carbon rules

Indonesia hopes to lay out a clear set of regulations before June on using carbon credits to protect rainforests so the rules can be discussed in upcoming international talks, a top climate official said. The United Nations has backed a … Continue reading

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