The Swiftuttle Comet
Name: joel harris
Date: 1993 - 1999
Can you give me any information about the Swiftuttle Comet? I heard
that the Earth will be wiped of any life by that comet within 100 years.
Swift-Tuttle is a periodic comet that MAY pass close to the earth
on its next sojourn into the inner solar system. Comet orbits
are impossible to predict accurately until they are detected
approaching the inner solar system, because their orbits are
strongly influenced by the gas giant planets, especially Jupiter.
However, the probability of a comet actually striking the earth
is extremely small (no comet has struck the earth for at least
65 million years!)
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