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Huge comet unexpectedly whizzes past Earth

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 07:46 AM


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This was the 3rd closest pass since 1770.

"If a comet or a fragment of a comet were to impact the Earth it would have a completely different effect on the Earth compared to a stony asteroid," Reddy says.

"The effects of running through the debris trail of a large comet are liable to be complex," the authors wrote in the study.

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