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“Professor C. A. Young of Princeton is well informed on comets, and he avers that there is some danger of the Perinne comet slipping by us and falling into the sun. This would be a real catastrophe, for all learned astronomers acknowledge that if a comet fell into the sun it would produce such an increase of solar heat that we would all be broiled or frizzled or fried up.” 

Now Watch for the Clash,” The Salt Lake Herald, March 08, 1896

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