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Big comet on it's way.


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The comet in question is currently traveling toward Earth at 22,000 miles per hour. It’s hurtling inward from the edge of our solar system. Luckily, we won’t have to worry about the comet impacting the Earth. Astronomers say it will never pass closer than 1 billion miles from the Sun. That’s a little farther than the distance between the Earth and Saturn.

And it will happen in 2031. Doubt there will be anything to observe at this distance given that volatiles will still stay mostly frozen at the distance? Some dust tail probably but doubt it will be all that spectacular.

Would be cool to see an oort cloud resident closer up with some spacecraft though, but it might be too late for that kind of mission now.

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