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The ‘Eccentricity’ Of New Comet C/2020 F8 (SWAN) Is Very High, But This Could Change With More Observations.

by Anura Guruge

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It has NOT been deemed Interstellar — i.e., originating from outside our Solar System.

But, the eccentricity — pretty damn close to ‘1.0’ — and the CRAZY 10 MILLION YEAR orbital period suggest that this is a strange comet — for NOW.

But, we only have 90 observations of it yet. Basically, early days.

With more observations the orbital path will get REFINED and will most likely change.

Just wanted to make sure you got that.

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by Anura Guruge