logo

Video encyclopedia

Jan Hendrik Oort

 

0:44

Jan Oort

 

4:04

The Oort Cloud: Believe it or Not

 

9:08

Theoretical Alternatives in an Electric Universe | Space News

 

14:33

Galileo ~ The Milky Way

Biography

1:43

Jerry Van Oort // TouchPoint Member Bio

Jan Hendrik Oort was a Dutch astronomer who made significant contributions to the understanding of the Milky Way and who was a pioneer in the field of radio astronomy. His New York Times obituary called him "one of the century's foremost explorers of the universe"; the European Space Agency website describes him as "one of the greatest astronomers of the 20th century" and states that he "revolutionised astronomy through his ground-breaking discoveries." In 1955, Oort's name appeared in Life magazine's list of the 100 most famous living people. He has been described as "putting the Netherlands in the forefront of postwar astronomy."
Explore contextually related video stories in a new eye-catching way. Try Combster now!