C/1980 E1 (Bowell)

Author(s): Art Blos

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C/1980 E1 (Bowell) is a non-periodic comet discovered in February 1980 by Edward L. G. Bowell. In December 1980, it passed at a distance of 0.228 AU from Jupiter, which accelerated the comet and consequently ejected it from the Solar System. It reached perihelion in March 1982, after which it will never return. Before approaching Jupiter, the comet had an orbital period of 7.1 million years.

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