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An '''Oort cloud''' was a spherical cloud around a [[star]] or other celestial body, composed of tiny [[ice]] [[particle]]s, dust and other debris, situated where the star's influences were counter-balanced by the aggregate of forces external to the star.
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An '''Oort cloud''' is a spherical cloud around a [[star]] or other celestial body, composed of tiny [[ice]] [[particle]]s, dust, and other debris, situated where the star's influences are counter-balanced by the aggregate of forces external to the star.
   
 
In [[2370]], to detect [[Maquis]] [[ship]]s coming into the [[Bryma system]] to launch a possible attack on the [[Cardassian]] [[colony]] on [[Bryma]], [[Chief]] [[Miles O'Brien|O'Brien]] hid a dozen [[probe|sensor probes]] in the Oort cloud of the [[star system]], where the Maquis wouldn't be able to detect them. ({{DS9|The Maquis, Part II}})
 
In [[2370]], to detect [[Maquis]] [[ship]]s coming into the [[Bryma system]] to launch a possible attack on the [[Cardassian]] [[colony]] on [[Bryma]], [[Chief]] [[Miles O'Brien|O'Brien]] hid a dozen [[probe|sensor probes]] in the Oort cloud of the [[star system]], where the Maquis wouldn't be able to detect them. ({{DS9|The Maquis, Part II}})
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An Oort cloud is a spherical cloud around a star or other celestial body, composed of tiny ice particles, dust, and other debris, situated where the star's influences are counter-balanced by the aggregate of forces external to the star.

In 2370, to detect Maquis ships coming into the Bryma system to launch a possible attack on the Cardassian colony on Bryma, Chief O'Brien hid a dozen sensor probes in the Oort cloud of the star system, where the Maquis wouldn't be able to detect them. (DS9: "The Maquis, Part II")

The Oort cloud gets its name from Jan Hendrik Oort, a 20th century Earth astronomer who first postulated its existence in 1950.

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