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Lexell's Comet passed closer to the Earth than any other comet in recorded history on 1st July, 1770.

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D/1770 L1, popularly known as Lexell's Comet after its orbit computer Anders Johan Lexell, was a comet discovered by astronomer Charles Messier in June 1770.  It is notable for having passed closer to the Earth than any other comet in recorded history, approaching to a distance of only 0.015 astronomical units (2,200,000 kilometres) on 1st July.
The comet has not been seen since 1770 and is currently considered a lost comet.

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See also Asteroid 2010 JL33



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