06 August 2011

Comet Elenin

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C/2010_X1
A long-period comet, 3-4 km in diameter.  On 16 October 2011, the comet will pass within about 0.2338 AU(34,980,000 km; 21,730,000 mi) of the Earth[3] at a relative velocity of 86,000 km/hr

The comet doesn't offer much of a view and is quite dim to behold.
 "It will get no closer to Earth than 35 million kilometers."

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