I think this is because most comets come from either the Kuiper Belt or the Oort cloud, both of which are out beyond Saturn and would naturally approach it from “behind”. Also, cosmic bodies tend to move towards the sun and not out and away from it since they’re attracted by its gravity, so naturally many more comets will be coming from behind Saturn and be sent off by its angular momentum than be going towards it and be sent back towards Earth, if that makes sense.

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