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How big is 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova comet? Can it go through Earth's atmosphere and hit Earth?

Dear Abdul,

As a more-or-less typical comet, Comet Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova has a nucleus about ten kilometers across. It is not on such a course, but if it were to hit Earth someday, it would result in a K/T event with enormous damage to our planet and mass-extinctions.

David H. Levy

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