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Comet Swift-Tuttle

Comet Swift-Tuttle is a comet, a celestial body that travels in from the far reaches of the cosmos that when it gets closer to the sun begins to burn away and produce a long tail. It is composed mainly of ice and dust. It was discovered by Lewis Swift and Horace Parnell Tuttle Independently.Its orbit takes 133.28 years to travel round the Sun.

The closest the Comet came to its orbitting target was 1992-12-11 at which point it was 0.9595 A.U. distance away.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 26.092, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

Comet Swift-Tuttle Facts


TypeComet
DiscovererLewis Swift and Horace Parnell Tuttle Independently
Orbital Period133.28
Perihelion Distance0.9595
Semi-Major Axis26.092




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