Answer to Question #17942 in Astronomy | Astrophysics for California Wanderer
This year (2012), a newly discovered comet passes perihelion. The elements of its orbit
on the in-bound trajectory were: a = 275 AU, e = 0.998, and i = 89°.
A) What year did this comet last pass perihelion?
B) What famous structure was completed within a few years of the comet’s previous
C) How close did the comet get to the Sun?