Open Access Senior Honors Thesis
Department or School
Physics and Astronomy
Dave Pawlowski, Ph.D.
Marshall Thomsen, Ph.D.
Ernest Behringer, Ph.D.
The Oort Cloud was hypothesised in 1950 but has lost popularity as a research topic. This literary research summarises the most notable articles and simulations on the Oort Cloud with an analysis on the outdated simulations and assumptions. Finally, this research conflates the hypothesised values of Oort Cloud parameters to calculate the required specifications of instrumentation needed to image an Oort Cloud Object, and a rough budget is proposed of $5 million to launch a 35 km interferometer.
Keeley, Avital, "A literary analysis of the Oort Cloud: Summarising its history and proposing a mission to image Oort Cloud Objects" (2023). Senior Honors Theses and Projects. 779.