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Comet 252P/Linear Double Flyby

22nd March 2016 CometWatch Admin 0

After Comet 252P Linear’s Closest approach on Monday, its much fainter companion is making an even closer encounter with Earth on Tuesday 22nd. Discovered much more recently than its bigger brother, 2016 BA14 will flyby at a distance of just 9 lunar distances, or 2.1 million miles. This makes it the second closest approach of any comet in history (the last being this close was way back in 1770). [Read more…]