Remember that newly-discovered comet we mentioned a couple of days ago? Well, it’s gone. Poof. Into the Sun and never to return, it was a sungrazer’s final voyage.
Alas, poor SWAN… at least we knew him.
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Read more about the history of Comet SWAN on the Sungrazing Comets site. Video credit: NASA/SOHO (and thanks to Phil Plait for the assembly.)