Comets, Missions, Solar Astronomy, sun

Comet Death-Dives into Active Sun

13 May , 2011 by Video

The SOHO spacecraft coronagraph captured a sun-diving comet on May 10th and 11th that met its demise as it plunged into the Sun just as Old Sol released a huge flare. The two events were coincidental and not related, but spectacular to see.

Thanks to SolarWatcher’s You Tube Channel.

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Nancy Atkinson is currently Universe Today's Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT's Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

1 Response

  1. Aqua4U says:

    Asinging….. “Another one bites the dust!~”

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