|Subj:||Comet C/LINEAR 2001 A2|
|Date:||5/15/01 9:06:12 PM Pacific Daylight Time|
|From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Tim
Hope you had a great trip, and glad you're back!
As you know, Comet C/LINEAR 2001 A2 has fragmented and there is good chance it may
even fragment further.
Additionally, 2001 A2 is scheduled for a 'close-approach' to the Earth from June 30th
to July 2nd at 0.244 AU (roughly 23 million miles).
see here: http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/db?200317
This distance is not very close, although, if the fragments spread apart as they come
around for their perihelion or 'close approach' with the Sun @ 0.779039239 AU on June
24th, I would assume the predicted orbit might be altered a bit.
I am researching this in-depth to see if there is really anything to be concerned
with. I have also contacted several 'pros' to get their take.
Any additional info would be appreciated.
*So much to learn and so little time, will we ever find the truth?*