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Comet Catalina Suggests Comets Delivered Carbon to Rocky Planets

5 Mar 2021, 17:00 UTC
Comet Catalina Suggests Comets Delivered Carbon to Rocky Planets NASA/SOFIA/Lynette Cook

In early 2016, an icy visitor from the edge of our solar system hurtled past Earth. It briefly became visible to stargazers as Comet Catalina before it slingshot past the Sun to disappear forevermore out of the solar system.

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