|Comet Elenin to Make Close Visit 10/17/11||05.30/11|
A Relatively Close Fly-by Has Some Folks worriedJet Propulsion Laboratory and other sources
Comet Elenin will be close to Earth around October 17, about 0.232 Astronomical Units.
There is a school of thought that the Mayan calendar actually ends October 18, 2011, so this comet's close approach (~34.7 million miles) works well with that interpretation.
Go to the JPL site to run the animation below, and see the scary video on YouTube.
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