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Comet Hyakutake's Near Approach to Venus

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According to calculations done by Don Yeomans, Comet Hyakutake B2 will not only make a close pass of the Earth (0.10 AU) on March 25, it will also make a near flyby of Venus by 0.231 AU (21.5 million miles) on April 11, 1996. Its velocity relative to Venus will be 76.779 km/sec.

Ron Baalke

 
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