Comas Solá

Comas Solá

(koh -mass soh-lah ) A comet discovered in Nov. 1926 and subsequently found to have had its orbit severely disturbed when it approached within 0.19 AU of Jupiter in 1912. The major changes were in period (from 9.43 years to 8.53 years), perihelion distance (from 2.15 AU to 1.77 AU), and inclination (from 18.1° to 13.7°).
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