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in 2 million years

Comets launched towards the inner Solar System by the passage of the Scholz binary star, whiz around the Sun, threatening the Earth as well. Scholz’s binary star was discovered in 2013 AD and is composed of a red dwarf and a brown dwarf, both very weak in terms of luminosity and mass. The Scholz binary passed in 68000 BC to just 52000 AU (Astronomical Units = Earth-Sun distances) from the Sun (0.8 light years). They therefore certainly interacted with the outer layers of the Oort Cloud, a warehouse of dormant comets, launching a certain number (perhaps several million) towards the long journey (a couple of million years!) Towards the interior of the Solar System, while others they may have been captured and still others launched into interstellar space or even eventually into extra-galactic space.