Finding Long Lost Lexell's Comet: The Fate of the First Discovered Near-Earth Object

@article{Ye2018FindingLL,
  title={Finding Long Lost Lexell's Comet: The Fate of the First Discovered Near-Earth Object},
  author={Q. Ye and P. Wiegert and M. Hui},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  year={2018}
}
Jupiter-family Comet D/1770 L1 (Lexell) was the first discovered Near-Earth Object (NEO), and passed the Earth on 1770 Jul 1 at a recorded distance of 0.015 au. The comet was subsequently lost due to unfavorable observing circumstances during its next apparition followed by a close encounter with Jupiter in 1779. Since then, the fate of D/Lexell has attracted interest from the scientific community, and now we revisit this long-standing question. We investigate the dynamical evolution of D… Expand

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