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Comet Quénisset

Comet C/1911 S2

A comet discovered by Ferdinand Quénisset in 1911 from the Juvisy observatory in France (an observer who was credited as co-discoverer of Comet Rordame-Quénisset eighteen years earlier).

The comet itself is non-periodic, or at least has a vast orbit. After its passage through the inner Solar System in 1911, it has continued to recede into deep space. It is now nearly 120 AU from the Sun (some four times the distance of Neptune, and well beyond the Kuiper Belt). It is heading in the direction of the constellation Columba, and its trajectory appears to be carrying it out of the Solar System altogether.